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CIO Insights: Buy The Dip

Equity markets around the world have declined by roughly 10% from their recent peak. We are not of the view that this decline is indicative of a broader selloff in equity markets and instead see this as an opportunity to add to equities at attractive levels. The decline has largely been led by large technology stocks (Amazon, Netflix, Alphabet) after they had experienced a multi-year bull market, but no sectors outside of Utilities and Consumer Staples were spared. The S&P 500 index grew earnings by roughly 22% in the third quarter but guidance for future quarters was muted due to uncertainty around US/China trade negotiations.

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Third Quarter 2018 - Market Newsletter

After a relaxing summer of benign markets and domestic equity indices setting new highs, volatility came back with a vengeance in October, and with less than a week left in the month, has taken away practically all the gains made so far this year. As of the time of this writing, the S&P 500 is down almost 9% on the month, taking the index negative year-to-date. It’s worth noting is that the leaders for the first three quarters of the year, Tech and Small Caps, are underperforming meaningfully so far in October, with the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 indices down 12% and 13.4%, respectively.

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Five Steps To An A+ College Plan

Regardless of whether your child is two or twelve, the thought of college has probably crossed your mind. In the busyness of life and never-ending financial pressures, it is all too easy to put saving for college on the back burner. But one thing in life is certain; it moves quickly. Don’t get caught unaware and unprepared for college. Your child’s education is one of the most important investments you can make, and with today’s costs, it pays to plan ahead.

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What Is A Fiduciary And Why Is It Important?

Have you ever read a financial article or blog post and put it down after reading the first paragraph because the terminology didn’t make sense? If so, you’re not alone. And while there is plenty of financial jargon that you don’t need to know to succeed financially, one term that is critical to how your money is handled is the word fiduciary.

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Massey Quick Simon Is Proud To Be Among The Best RIAs In The Nation

With recent legislation and an evolving market, registered investment advisors (or RIAs) have been forced to alter their approach. Whether it’s changing their approach or adjusting their business model, clients have begun to scrutinize many of the firms on the market. At Massey Quick Simon, we continue striving every day to provide our clients with exceptional service and experience.

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