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Market Commentary
November 23, 2022
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Normally, an inflation reading of 7.7% is not good news. But things have not been normal for some time. Reported inflation for October was 7.7%, and in a backward way, that turned into the best news of the year. The S&P 500 was up 5.5% that day, which was its best one-day return of the entire year. It doesn’t take much good news for market returns to improve when the lows have been baked in. As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, it may serve us well to be thankful that it likely won’t take too much good news for markets to improve from here.

Article
November 17, 2022
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The last 18 months have witnessed a return to normalcy among some diversifiers – small-cap value, energy stocks, and managed futures, to name a few. Others have been flipped on their heads entirely – hello, bonds! Yet one area has remained consistently disappointing from one decade to the next: unhedged exposure to international stocks from the lens of a U.S.-based investor.

Article
November 15, 2022
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Don and Marjorie, both in their late 80s, decided to move closer to their daughter, Amy. Don’s health was declining fast and Amy knew she needed to understand her parents’ financial situation quickly. She reached out to a Savant advisor for help.

Article
November 9, 2022
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Now that control of the House and Senate hangs in the balance, there will be no shortage of predictions about how the outcome of the midterm election may impact financial markets and the economy. Investment research analyst Daniel Noonan looks at the historical data.

Article
November 8, 2022
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The holidays are usually the time of year when we throw our budget right out the door. Planning ahead may help you keep your spending in check. Savant’s director of financial planning, Anne Mank, offers these tips.