In Observance of Thanksgiving Hudock Capital Group LLC will be closed Thursday November 22nd and will close at 1 P.M. Friday November 23rd 2018

FROM OUR DESK

We Salute…Dr. Vincent Matteo November 12, 2018
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We Salute … Dr. Vincent Matteo … 2018 BSA Distinguished Citizens

Riverfront November 12, 2018
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All Clear? – Judge the Quality of the Bounce

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“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere…” November 9, 2018
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“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause.” – Abraham Lincoln

We Salute…John & Nancy Showers November 5, 2018
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We Salute … John & Nancy Showers … 2018 BSA Distinguished Citizens

Riverfront November 5, 2018
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No More Junk in the Trunk

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“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” November 2, 2018
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“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

“Lord, make me an instrument of they peace…” October 31, 2018
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“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.  Where there is hatred, let me sow love.” – Francis of Assisi

Riverfront October 30, 2018
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Resetting Expectations, Bear Market Unlikely

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3rd Quarter Market Commentary October 29, 2018
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You can’t be a successful investor by following the herd.

Warren Buffet said, “You pay a very high price for a cheery consensus. It won’t be the economy that will do in investors; it will be the investors themselves. Uncertainty is actually the friend of the buyer of long-term values.” Volatility is the price you pay for strong investment returns. As they say, no risk, no reward.

We know that many of you are not bothered by volatility, and that’s great. Market downturns are a good time to rebalance and add funds to your investments. Volatility is our friend… over the long term.

Historically, October is the most volatile month of the year. We know there will be markets like this, and we’ve prepared for them. It’s important that we always have funds available for you if you need to take distributions from your portfolio… this is something we generally talk with you about at each review meeting.

Much of the market panic the past weeks was caused by a quick spike in interest rates and comments the International Monetary Fund (IMF) made regarding the likelihood of lower global returns in the next few years. This is something we’ve been saying for quite a while, and it’s built into our model portfolios. During the year, we’ve positioned our short-term bonds and money market holdings to manage cash flow during unexpected volatility events just like this.

Is this the beginning of a bear market? We don’t have a crystal ball that tells us that. That’s why you have a well-diversified portfolio of stocks, bonds, alternatives, and money markets.

Interest rates are likely to continue moving higher. As you’re well aware, interest rates have been extremely low for many years, which is a good thing if you’re a borrower, but not if you’re an investor in bonds or CDs. As rates return to more normal levels, you’ll probably see volatility in your bond portfolio AND see your yields start to move up.

What will happen next week? We’re not sure, but we will be here for you. If you have questions or would like to discuss your portfolio or the markets in general, please feel free to call us. Also enclosed with this letter is our third quarter market commentary. This gives you a more long-term perspective.

Warmest Regards,

Barbara B. Hudock, CIMA®, CPM®
Chief Executive Officer
Founding Partner

Michael J. Hudock, Jr., CPM®
Relationship Manager
President and Founding Partner

“When everything seems to be going against you…” October 26, 2018
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“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the win, not with it…”

Riverfront October 23, 2018
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Emerging Markets: Compelling Valuations + Ugly Technicals = Neutral Stance

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Riverfront October 16, 2018
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October Strikes Again, But Bull Market Still Intact, In Our View

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