Investing Insights – Why the recent stock market volatility?

Financial markets declined in the past few days after an unusually long period of muted volatility. Please view the video below to hear thoughts from Jim Long, Director of Investments and Nathan Mersereau, President of Planning Alternatives, regarding current market conditions.

https://youtu.be/GtTApFwhH9w

Please review the following charts for perspective regarding marketing volatility.

Annual returns and intra-year declines

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Markets: difficult to time
S&P 500 Corrections of >5% since March 2009 Low

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SOURCE: Pension Partners

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Nathan Mersereau, CFP®
President