When it comes to financial markets one thing you constantly hear is they hate uncertainty which is what is happening with the recent decline in stock market prices due to the coronavirus. And why exactly do the markets care about the coronavirus? They care because of its effect on global economic growth and on earnings for companies.
If you look just at the strength of companies in the S&P 500, earnings growth is looking to be above 19% and this is following over 24% in the 1st qtr. Consumer sentiment remains high, the Small Business Optimism index hit its 6th highest reading in history, the job market is robust, wages are starting to increase-things are looking pretty rosy. What hasn’t been fun is the market itself.
"My advisor should help me get out of low-performing investments—and get into high-performing investments" / "My advisor only focuses on my account balance—everything else is up to me"/ "When the market swings, my advisor should make a change to my portfolio." / "If my portfolio doesn’t include the most popular investments, my advisor isn’t doing a good job."/ "I only need an advisor if my portfolio is complex."