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December 10, 2018

MARKET COMMENTARY
 
 
We’re off to a slow start.
 
December is usually the best month of the year for the stock market. It has been since 1950, according to Randall Forsyth of Barron’s, but not so far this year.
 
Two issues made investors particularly uncomfortable last week which helped trigger a sell-off that pushed major U.S. stock indices lower.
 
1. Fading optimism about an easing of trade tensions with China. It looked like the
relationship between the United States and China might thaw, and Americans were feeling pretty
optimistic about a trade truce. In fact, markets moved higher Monday in anticipation.

Unfortunately, on the same day that Presidents Trump and Xi Jinping shared a cordial dinner, the
chief financial officer of a major Chinese telecommunications firm was arrested at the request of the United States. The Economist reported, “[The company] is a pillar of the Chinese economy – and Ms. Meng is the founder’s daughter. The fate of the trade talks could hinge on her encounter with the law.”. read more

July 16, 2018

MIDYEAR OUTLOOK 2018: THE PLOT THICKENS



For the second half of 2018, continued economic growth and market gains may bring the heightened drama of increased volatility.  So while there may be some twists and turns ahead, at LPL Research we expect the positive fundamentals may prevail. READ MORE

December 3, 2018

UDB FINANCIAL MONTHLY FOCUS


Plan Ahead for the Holiday Budget Crunch

 
Every year, millions of Americans celebrate the holidays with traditions such as throwing parties and buying gifts for family and friends. Unfortunately, many also participate in a tradition that lands them in debt -- spending more than they can afford.

This year, break the buy-now, worry-later habit by creating -- and sticking to -- a special holiday spending plan. It won't take long, and you'll still be able to spread cheer without completely draining your wallet.

Set Limits and Goals

Gauge how much time you have between now and the holidays and determine a realistic spending limit. Divide that amount by the number of weeks you have available and try to save that amount each week.


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

• Ann Murray,

Client Services Associate

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