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Quarterly Market Perspective: Second Quarter 2024

Key Takeaways

We believe the economy remains in late-cycle expansion, and even though key indicators continue to present mixed signals we see few signs of an imminent recession.

As some investors continue to be concerned about the direction of the market, we think it’s important to remember that over the long term, stocks have risen more than they’ve declined, with the most significant gains often coming during challenging periods.

With this being in an election year, we remain focused on understanding the impact of any potential policy changes and how those could impact your investments.

We’re committed to helping you navigate the complexity of the markets through our disciplined investment approach. In our decades of experience, this methodology most often can help investors and their loved ones reach their future financial goals.

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Keep in mind that investing involves risk. The value of your investment will fluctuate over time, and you may gain or lose money.

Generally, among asset classes stocks are more volatile than bonds or short-term instruments and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Although the bond market is also volatile, lower-quality debt securities including leveraged loans generally offer higher yields compared to investment grade securities, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes. Foreign markets can be more volatile than U.S. markets due to increased risks of adverse issuer, political, market or economic developments, all of which are magnified in emerging markets.

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Diversification and asset allocation do not ensure a profit or guarantee against loss.

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