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June 2022 Market Update

June 2022 Market Update

Have you ever made a poor decision based on fear, only to learn of your mistake later?  

One of the things I learned about helping people in water rescue is that, as painful as it may be, you must wait for a panicked person to drown before you can save them nearly. Their fear causes them to make poor decisions like grabbing their would-be rescuer and drowning them both!  

I also learned that the more you understand something, the less afraid of it you are likely to be. Did you know that much of the fear we experience is simply because we fear the unknown? Have you ever waited for the outcome of a job interview and feared the worst? How about waiting for the college acceptance letter or the results of an important test? 

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May 2022 Market Update

May 2022 Market Update

Have you ever worried about something? I mean really worried about it as it kept you up at night. I know I have. I often do, even though I know logically that worrying about a thing does not change things. This is the human condition. We worry, and sometimes that worry pushes us to act even when doing so is not in our best interests.  

When I graduated college, the United States was in a recession. A new grad with a business degree could not find a job. I worried I would never be able to provide for my new wife, who had a sign-on bonus and a job before she graduated as a registered nurse. I scrambled, found odd jobs and part-time jobs, and even took what I knew would be a lousy job. Taking that job wasted valuable time and resources, but I felt I had to “Do Something.”  

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April 2022 Market Update

April 2022 Market Update

Henry Ford said in his memoirs that you could purchase a Model T in any color as long as it was black! Most think this was the only color or the cheapest color that would work within his new, innovative mass production facility that contributed significantly to the Roaring 2020s. There is some truth to both theories, but the real reason was that the black paint dried about four hours faster than any other color, and he could produce and sell more cars more quickly.  Also, keep in mind that Mr. Ford began his innovative endeavors in earnest just after the Spanish Flu Pandemic and post-WWI recession.

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February 2022 Market Update

February 2022 Market Update

I imagine some of you remember back to your school days. There was always that guy or gal that just had to pick on other people. The bully on the playground. Maybe you were a victim of this behavior at some point. It is a horrible feeling. That bully typically is much bigger or has a group that provides an overwhelming force, and you feel helpless. Unfortunately, we witnessed this first with Georgia, then Crimea, and now Ukraine. What is happening will impact the global economy so that all of us will feel some of the pain.  
This month we will discuss: 

The Geopolitical Environment and Investing
Are Growth Stocks Dead
Less Understood Reason for The Market Decline

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February 2022 Market Update

February 2022 Market Update

“All of this results in two things the market tends to hate; Fear and uncertainty, neither of which are known for inducing logical, rational decision making.”  

In this update we will do our best to address:

The Volatility Outlook
Interest Rates & Inflation
Profit Positioning for 2022

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January 2022 Market Update

January 2022 Market Update

Will a growth/technology stock bust hit soon? Is the volatility here to stay? Has the American Consumer pulled back and will that impact the markets? All this and more are found in the January 2022 Guardian Rock Wealth Market Update.

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December 2021 Market Update

December 2021 Market Update

Have you ever strained a muscle, twisted an ankle, or had some type of injury? If you have experienced this, you may have also experienced how interconnected your body is. I learned that when you have pain or injury in one part of the body, it can impact an entirely...

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November 2021 Market Update

November 2021 Market Update

How You Interpret the Data Makes All The Difference During WWII, engineers and military minds examined planes that came back from flying into battle.  The common wisdom was to look at the bullet holes and fortify those areas thinking that these must be the most common...

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