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February 11, 2019

MARKET COMMENTARY
 
 
Central banks take a turn.

At its first policy meeting of 2019, the U.S. Federal Reserve changed direction. After four rate increases in 2018, Chair Jerome Powell announced interest rates were on hold. Last week, banks in the United Kingdom, Australia, and India followed suit by either reducing rates or cautioning rate reductions were likely, reported Sam Fleming and Jamie Smyth of Financial Times.

The dovish tone of central banks owes much to slowing global growth. January’s International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook lowered global growth estimates for 2019 and 2020. Changing expectations were fueled both by factors that slowed momentum in the second half of 2018 and by issues that pose a potential risk to continued economic growth. These included:. read more

January 1, 2019

LPL Outlook 2019: FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets



THE POWER OF POLICY The Federal Reserve is expected to slow its pace of interest rate hikes next year, while fiscal policy should remain supportive of economic and profit growth. Uncertainty regarding trade policy remains a risk, although we expect an eventual resolution.. READ MORE

February 1, 2019

UDB FINANCIAL MONTHLY FOCUS


The Stock Market Drops. Now What?

 
In October 2018, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, a widely followed measure of stock-price performance of 30 of the largest U.S. companies, dropped 1,380 points in just two days. While that sounds scary, it was just a 5% move, taking the index back to mid-July 2018.
 
Still, one of the things you might have noticed when your funds have been doing well, you feel pretty euphoric, but when they’re down, you feel a lot worse than the pleasure you felt when they were doing better. This is a psychological effect known as loss aversion, and it’s believed to be hard-wired into our brains.
 
 
 
 
 


      UDB Financial would like to welcome Ann Murray.  Ann is a client services associate in our Alexandria office.

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