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2021 Q1 Investment Update

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Market Update

We hope all our clients, professional partners, and members of our community have remained happy and healthy and are looking forward to a new year. Typically, when we write a market update, we gather information from our investment partners and decide what makes sense to share with our readers. I thought our partners at Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) did a great job on their article titled “Market Review 2020: Looking Back on an Unprecedented Year,” and wanted to share it …

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Looking Back To Grow Forward

Shanele Stoll Financial Planning, Market Commentary, Market Update

After a year like 2020, it might be tempting to jump straight into 2021 and never look back. Last year, we all experienced massive disruption and change to our personal and professional lives, and everyone is eager to return to some sense of normalcy. But moving forward without a clear picture of 2020’s impact on your life and finances will leave blind spots in your planning, and you may miss out on some important opportunities to course correct. To create …

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Start The Year With 3 Keys To Financial Success

VanceWealth Financial Planning, Market Commentary, Retirement

There are three keys to starting 2021 with personal and financial success. Here are our recommendations from the Vance Wealth advisors.   After a year like 2020, it might be tempting to jump straight into 2021 and never look back. Last year, we all dealt with massive disruption and change in life and business, so this year, we’re all eager to return to some sense of normalcy. But moving forward without a clear picture of how those changes affect your …

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When the world is changing … so should your financial plan

VanceWealth Achieve More, Business Owner, Market Commentary, Market Update

Since the coronavirus outbreak, planning ahead has never felt more difficult. From revenue projections to school schedules, our daily lives have been focused on short-term solutions without much guarantee of what the future may hold. We’ve been running our businesses and lives in survival mode because, for a time, it was necessary. But at some point, we must pivot or get left behind. “It’s easy to stick with the old way of thinking – to refuse to adapt to the …

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With the Election Looming, Have the Results Mattered Historically for Markets?

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Market Update, Political Commentary

It has been argued that the upcoming election on November 3rd between Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and the incumbent Republican president Donald Trump, is the most important election in history. I am not here to argue that; I believe every election is important. But, while important, has it really mattered who won (Democrat or Republican) historically for the markets? The short answer is no.   In terms of overall market performance, we’ve seen the markets do well under Republican …

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2020 Q3 Investment Update – To Open or Not to Open? That is the Question.

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Market Update

Every individual and local government is asking themselves this same question. It is a constant struggle and well known that the virus has impacted everyone to varying degrees. How do you balance the economic and financial impact of the “Stay at Home” order, while also safely open the economy to get people back to work and keep food on the table? As Fed Chair Powell noted, “the coronavirus has taken a human and economic toll, and the burden has fallen …

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2020 Q2 Investment Update

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Market Update

2020 Q2 Investment Update The COVID-19 outbreak has led to unprecedented volatility and tremendous declines in wealth, but we have faith that once the pandemic is defeated, the wild swings in the financial markets will subside and prosperity will return. But, what cannot be so easily recovered is the loss of a job, the loss of a business, or, worst of all, the loss of a loved one. While it is our duty to provide timely market insights, please know …

CARES - Coronavirus aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020

Coronavirus aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Political Commentary

$2.5 trillion stimulus package passed on March 27, 2020, aimed at providing some financial relief to small businesses and their employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. How does this affect retirees? Temporary waiver of Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) rules Participants who have or are required to take a minimum distribution in 2020 based on the value of their December 31, 2019 account balance now have the option to suspend their distribution. Those who have seen a decline in their retirement accounts …

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Keeping Calm – Even in Crisis

VanceWealth Market Commentary

So much of what we aspire to in financial planning is simply freedom – freedom of your time, freedom to pursue opportunity, freedom to achieve purpose. When it allows you to live the life you’ve always imagined, working toward financial independence is a very empowering experience. But the recent global pandemic has challenged our notion of freedom on many fronts. We’re learning to live with new limitations as we put the health and safety of our loved ones and neighbors …

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The Value of a Financial Advisor

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Retirement, Uncategorized

Take any successful athlete and you will find a brilliant coach by their side. On their own, the athlete can oftentimes obtain great results, but with the guidance, experience and insight of their coach, new levels of success can be achieved. You’ll find this in many professions, as executive coaches, business coaches and life coaches can take individuals to new heights, professionally and personally. Financial advisors are no different. As the ‘quarterback’ for their client, the added value of working …