Stock markets surged the last of November to close up for another month. Bonds remain generally flat as everyone rushes to put money into stocks. Energy is the only sector that significantly lags although oil prices continue to creep up. With our strong economy we can expect to see this aging bull market continue to climb for the time being.Our diversified portfolios continue to perform competitively with market returns that are 100% stock.
Christmas transports young children to a magical place where dreams come true and good things happen because people are kind. The lights, scents of holiday baking and festive decorations build anticipation. The air is full of secrets of planned surprise gifts. Favorite stories are retold. People smile more. The world could use so much more of this. Some part of this childhood should live like a fire in each of us.