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Third Quarter Market Commentary

Posted by Byron Sanders on Oct 7, 2019 3:17:55 PM



Third Quarter Market Comment

October 7, 2019

Global equities opened the third quarter of 2019 amid a sharp selloff, followed by an extended period of advances and declines within a wide trading range, a sustained rally to near all-time highs and finally, late in the period, a moderate decline. At the close of the quarter, net results were mixed with most domestic indexes posting small gains. International and Emerging Markets issues finished modestly lower, pressured by slowing economies and US dollar appreciation.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Dimensional Fund Advisors, USA, Economics, stocks, bonds, markets

12 Days of Fun Facts - Day 9 - Key Questions for the Long-Term Investor, and Factual Answers

Posted by Doug Kinsey on Dec 29, 2017 10:44:43 AM


Key Questions for the Long-Term Investor

Focusing on what you can control can lead to a better investment experience.  And actually, the only things you should be focusing on are the aspects that you can control.  Much of what you hear and read from so-called investment experts is not grounded in fact, or any rigorous academic research.  For today's "Fun Fact", we turn to our friends at Dimensional Fund Advisors, who have built a world-class investment firm based on academically-tested principles.  Whether you utilize their solutions or not, it is absolutely essential that you understand this basic philosophy of investing.  It is a primary component of what we do here at Artifex Financial Group and it's good for your financial health.

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Topics: Investments, mutual funds, Retirement Planning, Dimensional Fund Advisors

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