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Are You Ready to Lose $200k?

As we generally see market timing as futile, we have to spend some time looking at the reality of the stock market situation: this has been an expansion that has been long in duration in terms of years and also in the lack of meaningful volatility. However, we will, at some point, see the start of the next bear market.

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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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