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Dear Clients and Friends:

Maybe it's just me, but Omicron sounds way more like an evil supervillain name than Delta. It could fit right into the Marvel Universe. Not the Christmas Blockbuster we were looking for. The latest thinking on Omicron's impact is . . . no one knows. But there are logical reasons to expect limited economic impact. I wish you all a peaceful holiday with minimal media consumption and maximum cookie consumption.

Historically, December has been a great month for stocks. Unfortunately, news of the Omicron variant has been causing major volatility and uncertainty since the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Still, we remain optimistic that the new worries will subside over the coming weeks and stocks will finish 2021 on a solid note. And all this volatility could very well be a buying opportunity.

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