Americans have never felt this bad about the economy. The most recent "consumer sentiment index" cratered to its lowest level since data collection began in the 1970s. But as Luke explains to Erin, this could actually be good news for your investments.
On this Market Watch, I wanted to give some insight to the current market decline with this being the 24 inter-year market pullback of 10% or more since 1980. This market sell-off has dropped the S&P forward price to earnings ratio to ~16.5, bringing it in line or slightly below the 25-year average.
April was a tough month for investors: the S&P 500 fell 8.8%, the Dow declined nearly 5%, and the Nasdaq retreated more than 13%. As experts discuss the possibility of a recession, our team at Eikenberry is being proactive, stress testing portfolios and working to minimize volatility for our clients.
You've probably heard the headlines: the 4% Rule doesn't cut it anymore: retirees need to be more conservative. But of course, as Luke explains to Erin, it's more complicated than that.
Nick has joined Eikenberry Retirement Planning in February of 2012 and will be instrumental in our business continuity plan along with managing the daily activities of the office, including new business, client services, marketing, conducting educational financial workshops and client appreciation events...
Luke joined Eikenberry Retirement Planning in April of 2017 and is an integral part of our daily activities in the office, including new business, client services, marketing, conducting educational financial workshops and client appreciation events...
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