2023 has been a good year for many investors. 2024 may not be as good—or it may be better.
The past four years have been a rollercoaster ride for markets as the world has reacted to a pandemic, inflationary aftershocks, wars in Europe and the Middle East, and historic central bank activity.
Like a rollercoaster, trying to time the ups and downs of the ride and getting off while it’s in motion is how you get hurt. We believe the best action is to stay on the ride until you reach the final destination. Enjoy the highs, endure the lows, and focus on your long-term goals.
The strong year-end rally—which helped contribute to robust U.S. market performance—has been influenced by market participants’ confidence, eased recession fears in 2023, robust consumer spending strengthening the U.S. economy, and decreasing inflationary pressures.
For more details, see the Q4 2023 Market & Economic Commentary below.
Articles of Interest
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Before you consider changing investments around at the beginning of the year, think about where you’ve been and what may or may not need adjusting.
There are so many events and deadlines to keep track of, and when it comes to personal finances, missing an important date could cost you. To add a little sanity to your life, here’s a calendar with all the essential personal financial dates of 2024.
Find out how inflation adjustments and the phase-in of Secure 2.0 provisions will impact retirement savers and retirees.
If your 2024 vacation plans include visiting one of the 400 U.S. national parks, here’s some exciting news: The National Park Service is offering free admission to U.S. parks that normally charge admission fees for six days in 2024.
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