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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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Quarterly Market Commentary - Q3 2018

We review the markets in the third quarter of 2018 and look at trends developing in the overall economic environment. We discuss how healthy the economy is, and whether or not a recession is imminent. Consumer and government debt is historically at a high level, but is it going to create a problem in the future?

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How Have the Markets Done So Far in 2018?

This year we have seen a return of volatility to the markets. By May the Trump Administration ramped up the rhetoric and then the implementation of tariffs against China and other countries, causing uncertainty and retaliatory reactions from other governments. As a result, equity market returns have begun to bifurcate.

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