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The journey of 1,000 miles start with the first step… January 16, 2019
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The journey of 1,000 miles start with the first step.  May your 2019 be the beginning of an amazing journey.  Happy New Year! Dream. Plan. Live.

 

Today isn’t just another day… January 9, 2019
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Today isn’t just another day, it’s a gift to be appreciated and cherished.  Happy New Year! Dream. Plan. Live.

 

Riverfront January 8, 2019
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The Crossroads for Stocks: A Bottoming Zone or the First Leg of a Bear Market?

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When next year comes, don’t look at is as just another year… January 4, 2019
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When the next year comes, don’t look at it as just another year, see it as another opportunity to make a difference!  Happy New Year!  Dream. Plan. Live.

 

In the New Year, Resolve to Dream. Plan. Live. December 31, 2018
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In the New Year, Resolve to Dream. Plan. Live.

 

Hats off to YOU! Happy Holidays December 24, 2018
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Hats off to YOU! Happy Holidays

 

Market Volatility December 2018 December 21, 2018
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There has been a lot of market volatility in recent months.

Precautions are useless after a crisis!

You’re probably wondering what we mean. It’s simple. When’s the worst time to buy a home-security system? After a break-in. When’s the worst time to check your tire pressure? After you’ve already had a blowout. When’s the worst time to put your seatbelt on?

You get the idea.

It’s a fundamental fact of life, and it extends to your finances, too. We can’t say for sure when the next bear market will come – and the recent volatility is not necessarily an indication that a bear is just around the corner. What we can say, however, is that a bear market is inevitable, because the markets take hits just like everything else.

Whether the next bear market comes this year or next or much later, there’s only one thing to do about it, and that’s to have a plan.

As your financial advisors, one of our most important responsibilities is to help you do now what people in the future will wish they had done earlier. That includes preparing for more market volatility. The actions that we put into place earlier this year were geared toward lowering volatility within your portfolio. In doing so, we retained certain investments that are set for generating returns over the long term. For these kinds of investments, the volatility over time is a benefit as it allows us to take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves. A well balanced portfolio can help to both reduce volatility and take advantage of the opportunities volatility at times presents. This can be challenging to remember in the midst of market turbulence, but history proves it to be true over and over again.

Without a doubt, the last few months have been turbulent. It’s a reminder that volatility is simply an unfortunate fact of life. And like a thunderstorm on a day you hoped would be sunny, or road construction when you’re most in a hurry, volatility never comes at a good time.

Make no mistake, volatility is frustrating – and even a bit scary. After all, when we talk about your investments, your portfolio, we’re not talking about some abstract concept. This is your money. Your retirement savings. Your hard-earned future.

A few things:

First, we need to remember that volatility is normal.  Knowing that it’s normal doesn’t make volatility fun.

But it should make volatility a little less scary.

The second thing to do is remember that we have a long-term plan in place – a plan in which volatility is already factored in. We’ve laid out a specific path to those goals – and the plan assumes there will be bumps, setbacks, and even a wrong turn or two along that path. It really is like driving a car, if you think about it. Smart drivers give themselves extra time to reach their destination, so when they hit the inevitable detour or traffic jam, it doesn’t ruin their journey.

That’s what we’ve tried to do with your finances. Volatility – even prolonged volatility – is a detour, not a derailment.

The third thing to remember is our team is constantly monitoring your portfolio. We’re not forecasters, trying to predict which way the markets will go next, because that’s a fool’s errand. Drivers who do that often end up going in circles. Instead, we watch your progress in real time, always asking if what’s happening now necessitates a course correction or not. Day-to-day swings in the markets rarely do, just like a pothole in the street doesn’t make you choose a different road. But should the road ever get too bumpy – bumpier than your portfolio can handle – we’re prepared to make changes and find a smoother route.

Which brings us to the final thing you should do: Enjoy your holidays! Spend time with family. Go caroling. Argue about where to place the holiday decorations this year. Do all the things you’d rather be doing this time of year. After all, it’s those things that really count.

There is no doubt, the markets are challenging right now. But here’s what we can say: Don’t stress about it.

That’s our job.

We will keep monitoring the markets – and your portfolio – every single day. If we need to make any changes, we will. In the meantime, you concentrate on what really matters. Family. Friends. Spreading Goodwill and Cheer. And remember that if you have any questions or concerns, at any time, that’s why we’re here – call us.

From all of us here at Hudock Capital Group, we wish you all the best for a wonderful holiday season!

 

Warmest Regards,

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

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

“Someone to Celebrate…Marvin Staiman” December 19, 2018
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“Someone to Celebrate…Marvin Staiman…2018 Max Miller Lifetime Achievement Award

Riverfront December 17, 2018
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China: Stimulus to Counter Weak Economy in ’19

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Let Your Brightest Light Shine This Holiday Season! December 12, 2018
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Let Your Brightest Light Shine This Holiday Season!

 

Riverfront December 10, 2018
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Experts Say Things Are OK, But Crowd Sending Very Different Message

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Happy Holidays December 7, 2018
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Happy Holidays

 

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