Lessons and Principles from the Last Three Years

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In this video, Brian Cochran looks back over a few of our JMA Insights over the last three years, exploring some of the unprecedented and turbulent times we all witnessed since 2020. Watch below for a summary of each topic, the key take-aways, and action items that can still apply to managing your finances.

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The posts mentioned in this video can be read at the links below:

July 2020: The Journey From Greed to Fear

How a new generation of investors began participating in the market, and the risks and pitfalls associated with letting emotions guide investments.

August 2021: Time to Stop the Stimulus

The trade-offs of government assistance, and why we should all plan for higher taxes going forward.

February 2022: The Flat Road Ahead

Insights about inflation and market trends, with encouragement about the value of looking at the long term.

May 2022: Rate Hikes Produce Savings Opportunities

A look at the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike, and what opportunities that has created for savers.

October 2022: Market Volatility During Midterm Elections

A historic perspective on the effect of elections on the market, and an encouragement to focus on the long-term.

January 2023: Why Now Is Not the Time to Buy Annuities

A look at why annuity sales rise in times of uncertainty, and why buying an annuity in a down market may not be the best idea.

February 2023: To Risk or Not to Risk

An explanation of interest rates and what to expect in bull and bear markets.

October 2023 – Turbulence in the Bond Market

A look at why bonds, which are often viewed as safer investments, might under-perform, and how investors should respond.


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