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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, published 1859.

December 28, 2018

“It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness…” Sounds quite a bit like today. Half the world believes the sun is rising and the other half believes it’s setting. With respect to the global economy, there is a bit of both light and dark at this moment.

On the side of light:

On the dark side:

Overall, it appears that we are heading into a mild recession. The selloff has made stocks cheaper providing buying opportunities as we move into 2019. Not to be ignored is the opportunity to lock in higher bond yields as interest rates peak.

We are writing to put things in perspective and to remind all readers to stick with their asset allocation. We continue to adjust our models to prevailing conditions.

As always, we would be happy to discuss any of this with anyone who would like to give us a call or send us an e-mail –

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