Pursuing a better investment experience
Prior to Feb. 2, the stock market had been through a remarkably tranquil period. Since that date, the U.S. stock market has experienced multiple days with drops of 2 percent or more in a short period of time.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a $1.5 trillion tax cut package, was signed into law on December 22, 2017. The centerpiece of the legislation is a permanent reduction of the corporate income tax rate.
At the beginning of 2017, a common view among money managers and analysts was that the financial markets would not repeat their strong returns from 2016.
On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax-cut package that fundamentally changes the individual and business tax landscape.
By pursuing a globally diversified approach to investing, one doesn’t have to attempt to pick winners to achieve a rewarding investment experience.
We have data for 91 calendar years (or 1,092 months) of U.S. investment returns over the period 1927 through 2016. The average monthly return to the S&P 500 has been 0.95%, and the average quarterly return was 3.0%.
Whether you’ve been investing for decades or are just getting started, at some point on your investment journey you’ll likely ask yourself some of the questions below. Trying to answer these questions may be intimidating, but know that you’re not alone.
“I have found that the importance of having an investment philosophy—one that is robust and that you can stick with— cannot be overstated.”—David Booth
It will soon be the 10-year anniversary of when, in early October 2007, the S&P 500 Index hit what was its highest point before losing more than half its value over the next year and a half during the global financial crisis.
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For the 8th straight year, Siena has been included on the list of Top CPA Wealth Advisory Firms by Assets Under Management by Accounting Today magazine. Siena is included in the “100 Million Plus Club” classification on the list. We are one of only five investment advisory firms in Michigan on the 2017 list.
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The Siena Advantage
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