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Financial Articles

Below please find a library of articles that Stone Wealth Management has written and featured in our newsletters. We hope you find these relevant to your financial planning efforts. If you'd like to learn more, please contact us today.

How Investors Can Stay Focused During Midterm Elections

U.S. midterm elections take place on November 8 amid significant market, economic and geopolitical uncertainty. Inflation continues to be a top issue for voters and we are still in bear market territory. These factors make this election cycle especially heated across both sides of the aisle. However, history shows that among the many ways that elections are important, informing investment decisions is not one of them. What do long-term investors need to know in order to vote at the polling booth and not with their portfolios?

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7 Insights for Inflationary Markets in Q4 and Beyond

Investors have navigated a difficult market all year and the third quarter was no exception. In times like these, investors would naturally prefer to wait until it feels comfortable to invest, and even experienced investors may wonder if markets will ever turn around. This is why it's important to remind ourselves that while bear markets are unpleasant, they also create opportunities for long-term investors.

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Why Investors Should Keep Bear Markets in Perspective and Stay Invested

Global markets pulled back again last week following the Fed's announcement that it would tighten by another 75 basis points and keep rates higher for longer. Investors have been navigating this challenging market all year and, for many, it may feel as if there is no relief in sight. How can investors see beyond recent market swings and short-term headlines in order to achieve their long-term financial goals?

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Why Investors Are Focused on Core Inflation as the Fed Raises Rates

The stock market is adjusting to a new chapter in the inflation story that could keep Fed policy rates higher for longer. Tighter monetary policy also rekindles questions around whether the Fed can achieve a so-called "soft landing" as it walks the line between combating inflation and preventing a recession. How can investors remain patient and view this market environment in the right context?

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Why Underlying Market Drivers Matter More Than Daily Price Swings

Global stock markets have fluctuated all year, alternating between pullbacks and recoveries that have lasted months at a time. In an environment like this, it's natural for investors to focus on stock prices and returns as markets swing back and forth. These surface-level measures are easily accessible and thus tend to draw investor attention. However, focusing on performance alone misses what really matters.

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