Good morning. The U.S. stock market has declined significantly this week, reacting to several factors. I believe the markets must "correct" occasionally (dropping 10% or so from recent highs), and it's been a long time since that has happened (~mid-2011). This may be the time for it, and we could be a good deal of the way through it already.
Still, I recommend long-term investors remain invested and diversified.
Trying to time the market is risky and the results are usually not successful. There is Nobel Prize-winning research supporting the "asset allocation" methodology I employ for most of my clients' long-term money (retirement, college savings).
As is often the case, Bill O'Grady of Confluence Investment Management offers a brief and helpful view of current conditions: http://confluenceinvestment.com/assets/docs/2015/daily_Aug_21_2015.pdf
If you have any questions, please contact me. Thank you, and happy Friday!
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