Markets plummeted this week after a disappointing inflation report.1
This is a quick note to tell you that it's going to be OK.
A few things I'd like you to keep in mind right now:
>> Big market moves happen frequently when the world is uncertain.
>> Feeling anxious about a selloff is normal, but it shouldn't drive your decisions.
>> We're in challenging times, but we're going to get through them.
Here's why it's going to be OK:
We've been here before.
Not this precise moment in time, of course, but...
We've planned for situations like these, where we see harsh conditions and volatility, but we don't know exactly how they will play out.
The strategy we've built together is designed to withstand these kinds of storms.
Most importantly, you are not alone.
I'm here with you.
We're in this together.
We're surrounded by amazing family, friends, and our community.
We don’t control what happens in markets, the economy, or the world.
We don't know what happens next.
We can be grateful for our blessings and focus on what’s within our control: our mindset, our behavior, and the actions we take.
We make it through these times by connecting with who and what matters most to us.
I'm grateful for your presence in my life and I'm here for you.
The market indexes discussed are unmanaged and generally considered representative of their respective markets. Individuals cannot directly invest in unmanaged indexes. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The return and principal value of investments will fluctuate as market conditions change. When sold, investments may be worth more or less than their original cost.
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