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2022 – Q1 Investment Update

VanceWealth Financial Planning, Market Commentary, Market Update

Dear Clients and Friends, 2021 was a banner year for equities, as enormous fiscal and monetary stimulus through the pandemic supported the strongest economic and earnings growth in decades during the reopening. The S&P 500 Index experienced minimal volatility while returning 28.71% (largest intra-year pullback being just 5.2%), though there was plenty of action beneath the surface. In addition to the rollout of vaccines, markets were supported by several other positive developments, including strong corporate earnings and increased consumer demand. …

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2021 Q4 – Investment Update

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Market Update

Fall is upon us! Neighbors are dusting off their ghouls and goblins and decorating for Halloween. Once Thanksgiving arrives, it seems like the year ends within a blink of an eye and 2022 is here. Not that long ago did our uphill journey begin from the depths of the “COVID Correction” ravine. Now it’s time to catch our breath and peer over the horizon at what’s to come as we begin our descent from this peak. However, just as the …

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2021 – Q3 Market Update

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Market Update, Political Commentary, Tax Issues

We hope you are all enjoying your summer! It is another hot one in Southern California, almost as hot as the real estate market. I know the Vance Wealth team has been trying to beat the heat by heading to the beach or spending time in the pool this summer. However you are trying to beat the heat, we hope you are getting some sort of relief.   What if I told you the S&P 500 is up almost 90% …

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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 …