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Did the "Market" Just Hit An All-Time High?

The U.S. stock market isn’t the only game in the world. U.S. stocks now represent only 40 (or so)% of the total market capitalization worldwide. Consequently, when the news says “Markets have hit all-time highs”-- they are really only talking about less than half of the market.

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Commission-Free Trading: Is It a Free Lunch?

In breaking news, Charles Schwab roiled markets by announcing that they will be eliminating web and mobile trading charges. The announcement sent shares of Schwab down 7% as markets wondered how Schwab might replace the approximately $90 million dollars of revenue generated by commissions.

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Year End Market Commentary and 2019 Outlook

We discuss the stock market returns of 2018, what happened across different asset classes and the current valuations. Topics of the video commentary include governmental debt, where we are in this expansionary economic environment, and a comparison of 2018 to other bear markets. See https://walknercondon.com/legal for disclosures and legal information regarding this and other posts on our website.

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Is the Sky Falling? Our Take on Recent Stock Market Volatility

Lately, it may seem like every time we log in to check our investments they are down. I certainly know the feeling personally, but I also can see it for clients. I am seeing lately a few days where the stock market has fallen sharply and they have photos on news websites of traders on the floor of the stock exchanges grabbing their hair, yelling, or looking dejected by the end of the day. The sky is falling!

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