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2021 Opens With a Bang

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The first week of 2021 has already had many ups and downs. Just because it’s a new year doesn’t mean that the 2020 issues go away, and so far, 2021 has been no exception to this rule.

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The stock market’s first hurdle of the New Year was to assess the runoff elections happening for the two Senate seats in Georgia. A special election has only happened three other times in our nation’s history, so the market appeared anxious about the process.3,4

The bond market also got into the act early in the new year. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond closed over 1% for the first time since March 2020 as investors anticipated a pick up in inflation.5

The market’s second hurdle was the electoral college count that would confirm Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United State. A protest during the vote count unnerved investors, and most of the New Year’s rally was undone. But a day later, the market climbed higher as traders looked past the unrest.6

What does this fast-paced market activity mean for you, as an investor?

There will always be a lot of noise. But remember, making a change to your portfolio should be driven by sound analysis, not an emotional response to current events. The events of the past few days are part of the volatility that comes along with investing, and something we’ve anticipated as we developed your overall financial strategy.

If you are concerned about one or more of the policies being discussed in our nation’s capital, please give us a call. We’d welcome the chance to hear your perspective, and hopefully, we can provide some insight and guidance.

1. Barrons.com, January 6, 2021
2. USAToday.com, December 31, 2020
3. WashingtonPost.com, January 5, 2021
4. CNN.com, January 6, 2021
5. The Wall Street Journal, January 6, 2021
6. Yahoo.com, January 6, 2021

Investing involves risks, and investment decisions should be based on your own goals, time horizon and tolerance for risk. The return and principal value of investments will fluctuate as market conditions change. When sold, investments may be worth more or less than their original cost.

The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation. This material was developed and produced by JenniferLangFinancialServices.com to provide information on a topic that may be of interest.



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