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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 Q2 Investment Update

VanceWealth Financial Planning, Market Update

We’ve officially surpassed the 1-Year Anniversary of this pandemic. I do not think any of us realized it would go on for this long, considering what we were told in the beginning. When we look back over the past year, I feel like in general it flew by because we did not really do much and everything seemed to blend together. But, while we were in it, the time seemed to crawl by day to day and week to week. …

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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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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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2019 Mid – Year Investment Update

VanceWealth Market Commentary, Political Commentary, Tax Issues

Greetings, Even though accounts are positive year-to-date after a swift recovery from the Q4 2018 volatility, most people do not realize that the S&P 500 has been essentially flat since the market peaked back on January 26, 2018 (S&P 500: 2,872) over 18 months ago. The S&P 500 closed August 12th at 2,883, only +0.38% above the January 26th market peak. Once again, there has been a lot of market volatility with not much to show for it. Here is …