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from RedRock Financial | August 2019
Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets
LPL Financial Midyear Outlook

As 2018 ended, the financial markets looked to be in disarray. Now at the halfway point of 2019, the U.S. economy is holding steady, supported by economic stimulus and corporate growth. Still trade tensions and global uncertainties loom.
Yes, we're still navigating a challenging environment and market volatility that can be alarming. But it's important for investors to look beyond short-term market stresses and consider the real drivers of investment returns. Maintaining that mindset may be the key to achieving long-term financial goals.
How Often is the Stock Market at 'All Time' Highs?

We hear it in the news quite often these days:

"The stock market is at "all time highs!! Move to cash!!"

But have you ever thought about exactly how often the market's at "all time highs?"

Economic Updates

Even Monopoly has Done Away with Paper Money!

This week Hasbro announced that it will do away with cash in its latest edition. Instead of paper money and community chest cards, you'll have a voice activated assistant like Siri or Alexa that will take commands and minimize cheating.


While the digital component might keep the game moving along, are we missing out on the valuable financial lessons of dealing with cash? As our society runs with less and less cash each day, do our kids understand the value of a dollar?

The opinions voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. All performance referenced is historical and is no guarantee of future results. All indices are unmanaged and may not be invested into directly.

Ben Knight, CFP®, Kathy Carpenter, CFP® and Diane Knight, CFP® are Registered Representatives with and Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC.

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