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Changes in the market can be scary or exciting, we help slow down the emotional rollercoaster you may be riding by giving you our objective insights. Each month, Ken our CEO and Michelle our COO breakdown the current financial landscape and discuss how it impacts your investments.

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Dave's Suggested Reading

Dave is one of our investment managers and believes that understanding the science behind what drives the financial decisions we make is key in making smart choices about your future. The book he has always wanted to write, but that someone beat him to it, is called "Psychology of Money" by Morgan Housel. A necessary read for all investors.

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The Imbalance In Today's Existing Home Market

The Existing Home Sales Report for March came out recently, showing that sales in the existing home market are still sluggish while prices remain high. The low supply hasn't dampened demand, and the median home sales prices have been going up, hitting a record high of $393,500 for the month of March. The rise in mortgage rates has slowed down the rapid increase in home prices seen during the pandemic. Any significant increase in mortgage rates or a downturn in the job market could pose risks to the housing market.

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Contracting Equity Risk Premium

When the fourth quarter reporting period ended, the earnings growth rate finished up 4.3%. Despite the Fed raising rates eleven times between March 2022 and July of 2023, the economy defied predictions and continued to grow. One can argue that the economy would continue to grow, at a modest pace, even if the Fed kept their current level of 5.00% to 5.25% through the remainder of the year.

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Our Take: The Long Game

“Wealth isn’t primarily determined by investment performance, but by investor behavior.” - Nick Murray. A key takeaway from all of this is that market timing is a losing proposition. There is no “sell by” date or “end of game.” Short term hedges or bets seldom work. Instead, we find success by sticking to a plan as we incorporate new data into our decision-making process.

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