Client resources & news
June 15, 2020
Client
Like many of you, I've been busily adjusting my home and work lives since the start of the current global health crisis. Lately, I've been missing the normalcy of a handshake and a roundtable discussion.

Although we are being cautious and not hosting in-person meetings, Blattel & Associates is still operating at full speed from our home offices—utilizing the latest software and technologies to stay in touch and on top of market trends and fiscal policy changes.

To that end, please take a moment to browse our market update and other helpful content below in its refreshed format. As always, we are here for you. Do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.

Warm regards,
Resources
Markets React to Fed Report
Investor sentiment turned negative last week, amid an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in states where reopening has been underway as well as a subdued economic forecast from the Federal Reserve .  Read more about how the markets react to the Fed Report.
SEI Update: Volatility
While notable, the magnitude of last week’s moves is rather ordinary and can be expected to occur throughout a long-term investor’s timeline. When current conditions are taken into account, they are no surprise either. Learn more from SEI about the unsurprising volatility ahead.
Our Take
If you missed our recent email regarding last week’s market volatility, you can read more about our take on the economy and our long-term investment strategies .
News
We are hosting all client meetings by phone and online, with no onsite meetings at our offices. Before your meeting, we will email you a link (so we can screenshare our presentation) and copies of your latest reports. At the time of your meeting, we will call your primary phone number, so please let us know if your preferred contact number has changed.

Office Update

We are here to help you stay on track and appreciate your understanding as we continue scheduling meetings by phone. Feel free to reach out to us by phone (636.397.8303) or email .

Inspiration

“Walk towards the sunshine, and the shadows will fall behind you.”

- Mary Engelbreit , Artist
St. Louis, MO
Recipe

This summer, try one of our favorite guilty pleasures Mrs. Blattel's iconic marshmallow cream cheese fruit dip . Chris suggests adding a bit of lemon or orange juice to the recipe. Enjoy!
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