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Getting Through the Market Hiccups

Getting Through the Market Hiccups

We’ve said it time and time again—keep looking forward, beyond the volatile COVID-19 market. But what’s the best strategy to effectively get through these market hiccups? Our co-founder, Dean J. Catino, CFP®, CPWA® caught up with Grow to talk the ups and downs of the market and what it means for you.

Grow, powered by the financial services company Acorns in partnership with market experts at CNBC, is a platform that delivers financial education and advice on how to best foster a successful financial future. In this article, they discuss the second-quarter earnings trickling in, what to expect, and what the numbers could mean for you:

Although strong earnings reports from high-tech giants may lead to positive market movements for the tech sector, that will likely be a short-term reaction[…] Overall, the second-quarter earnings picture is not expected to be rosy.

Dean’s advice:

Most market experts are advising investors to look beyond the current numbers and toward the future. To do that effectively, it’s important to have a cash reserve and make sure your portfolio is properly diversified and in alignment with your financial plan, says Dean Catino, CFP®, president and co-founder of Monument Wealth Management in Alexandria, Virginia.

Dean’s thoughts complement Grow’s discussion of the market hiccups and how you can best prepare for upcoming challenges. With COVID-19 cases rising, continued job insecurity, many people still working from home, and school districts reversing fall plans, investors have all eyes on the market to see how it will react. Advisors are sticking to their guns on waiting this out.

The key to getting through market hiccups

At Monument, we know that holding out for the future is often easier said than done…especially when pandemic numbers have reached lows none of us were expecting for this year. But, as Dean said, the key to successfully getting through this will be:

  1. Making sure your portfolio is diversified enough to handle upcoming dips
  2. Having a cash reserve so you don’t have to sell when the market is down
  3. Sticking to your carefully crafted, long-term financial plan

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In addition to predictions on second-quarter earnings, the Grow article considers how a resurgence of shutdowns and layoffs will result in an even weaker job market and notes the expectation for positive housing figures from the month of June.

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IMPORTANT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION

Please remember that past performance may not be indicative of future results.  Different types of investments involve varying degrees of risk, and there can be no assurance that the future performance of any specific investment, investment strategy, or product (including the investments and/or investment strategies recommended or undertaken by Monument Capital Management, LLC [“Monument”]), or any non-investment related content, made reference to directly or indirectly in this blog will be profitable, equal any corresponding indicated historical performance level(s), be suitable for your portfolio or individual situation, or prove successful.  Due to various factors, including changing market conditions and/or applicable laws, the content may no longer be reflective of current opinions or positions.  Moreover, you should not assume that any discussion or information contained in this blog serves as the receipt of, or as a substitute for, personalized investment advice from Monument.

Please remember that if you are a Monument client, it remains your responsibility to advise Monument, in writing, if there are any changes in your personal/financial situation or investment objectives for the purpose of reviewing/evaluating/revising our previous recommendations and/or services, or if you would like to impose, add, or to modify any reasonable restrictions to our investment advisory services. Unless, and until, you notify us, in writing, to the contrary, we shall continue to provide services as we do currently. To the extent that a reader has any questions regarding the applicability of any specific issue discussed above to his/her individual situation, he/she is encouraged to consult with the professional advisor of his/her choosing. Monument is neither a law firm nor a certified public accounting firm and no portion of the blog content should be construed as legal or accounting advice. A copy of Monument’s current written disclosure Brochure discussing our advisory services and fees is available for review upon request or at https://monumentwealthmanagement.com/disclosures/. Please Note: IF you are a Monument client, please advise us if you have not been receiving account statements (at least quarterly) from the account custodian.

Please Note: Monument does not make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy, timeliness, suitability, completeness, or relevance of any information prepared by any unaffiliated third party, whether linked to Monument’s web site or blog or incorporated herein, and takes no responsibility for any such content. All such information is provided solely for convenience purposes only and all users thereof should be guided accordingly.

Historical performance results for investment indices, benchmarks, and/or categories have been provided for general informational/comparison purposes only, and generally do not reflect the deduction of transaction and/or custodial charges, the deduction of an investment management fee, nor the impact of taxes, the incurrence of which would have the effect of decreasing historical performance results.  It should not be assumed that your Monument account holdings correspond directly to any comparative indices or categories. Please Also Note: (1) performance results do not reflect the impact of taxes; (2) comparative benchmarks/indices may be more or less volatile than your Monument accounts; and, (3) a description of each comparative benchmark/index is available upon request.

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