The 2019 market rally is one of the best we’ve observed in history and sadly many investors missed out on it because they were frozen by negative headlines at the end of 2018 and early 2019 – not HawsGoodwin Wealth clients of course. Our clients were able to tune out the noise and stay focused on the long-term.

2019 in Review: It started in the 4th quarter of 2018 when the US stock market was down more than 20% and international markets were even worse. So, by January 2019 the markets were bottoming from the most significant market pullback since the great recession. Nothing felt good at the time – news outlets were predicting we were headed straight into another recession or they were saying we were already in one! When the markets began to recover in the first quarter, it didn’t seem real, it felt like a trap. Then we had the yield curve inversion in March fueling the recession talk.

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