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September 14, 2020
Client

It's around this time of year that we start to look forward to our fall client breakfast. But as the global health crisis lingers, we want to be respectful of everyone's differing comfort levels and health concerns. That is why we are being cautious and hosting an online-only event on Thursday, October 22nd.

We analyzed our survey results and we hear youyou're tired of the election and burnt out by politics. That said, you're still concerned by how the election results may affect you, your portfolios, and the markets. So we've invited experts from SEI Investments to join us for a panel focused on these topics.

We'll be sending you more event information as well as a detailed agenda by email. Although our whole team is disappointed to miss seeing you in person, on a lighter note, I'm definitely not disappointed to sleep in on a Saturday morning. Wishing you and yours all the best!
 
Warm regards, 
Resources
Market Update
Stocks traveled a volatile path last week as investors appeared concerned about the upcoming elections, an uncertain economy, and more delays with additional fiscal stimulusRead more about last week's market and economy news.
Other News
Save the Date
Please mark your calendars for Blattel & Associates' annual client event on Thursday, October 22nd at 7pm CST. For the first time, we're hosting this as an online-only webinar. We will email you an invitation with additional details in the coming weeks.
Avoid Scams
The ongoing pandemic has caused an unprecedented spike in cybercrime. Keep an eye out for scams asking for your private data or banking information. Learn more from SEI about COVID-related scams to watch out for.
Bob's Movie Corner

If you're dreading the end of baseball season, watch Eight Men Out—a sports' film for real fans. My favorite filmmaker, John Sayles, wrote & directed it. Read my full review!
Inspiration

Assumptions allow the best in life to pass you by."

-John Sayles
Recipe

To avoid a dinnertime rush, try Erin's go-to Slow-Cooker Bacon-Ranch Chicken Pasta. Lots of substitution options make it an easy hit with the whole family!
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