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May Market Insight
“October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February.” Mark Twain
There is never a time when an all clear signal is given about the economy or the financial markets. There are always topics to review, factors to evaluate and variables to consider. In the short‐term, financial markets may be influenced by a myriad of conditions when taken together create different outcomes on different days. The key to obtaining a successful investment outcome is to pair one’s unique goals and objectives with the time frame required to achieve this successful outcome. As a long term invest or, day to day data and endless news reports are likely to be distractions that only add stress and discomfort to your life. One is best served by creating a comprehensive long term and well reasoned plan that is adaptable but achievable. While the United States has no shortage of obstacles to overcome, our history and our economy suggest that cycle after cycle, decade after decade, our ability to find solutions, common ground and generate prosperity has ultimately prevailed.