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April 2019

April 2019 Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on April 2nd, 2019 Following a disappointing 4th quarter in 2018 in which the S&P500 Index fell nearly 20%, the first quarter of 2019 is much improved with the Index finishing up over twelve percent.  Domestic earnings are growing, albeit at a slower pace than last year, and […]

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February 2019

February 2019 Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on February 2nd, 2019 It appears that the market lows on December 24th were indeed the bottom, marking the end of the Bear market that began after the October highs.  The US economy continues to prosper with more good news in the job market, recently adding over 300,000 […]

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93 Year Return History for Long-Term Corporate Bonds

93 Return History For Long-Term Corporate Bonds Source: Investment View, Thompsons Financial Investments are inherently risky. Investments will fluctuate with changes in market conditions. Consideration should be given to the possible loss of part or all principal invested. No single investment strategy can ensure a profit or protect against a loss. There is no assurance […]

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93 Year Return History for Common Stocks

93 Year Return History For Common Stocks Source: Investment View, Thompson Financial   Investments are inherently risky. Investments will fluctuate with changes in market conditions. Consideration should be given to the possible loss of part or all principal invested. No single investment strategy can ensure a profit or protect against a loss. There is no […]

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December 2018

December 2018 Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on December 28th, 2018 Equity markets have displayed extreme volatility in recent months, but we believe the worst is over. On Monday, December 24th the S&P 500 index experienced Capitulation. Capitulation is reached when a large number of investors “throw in the towel,” so to speak, based on a […]

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Market Volatility 2018

Market Volatility 2018 Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on December 24th, 2018 After more than 18 months of rising markets, we’ve started to see a decline, with large sell-offs and heightened volatility in recent days. Although this might feel unsettling, I want to encourage you that market pullbacks like this are a normal part of […]

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November 2018

November 2018 Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on October 31st, 2018 Volatility in the equity markets continues as we near the midterm elections. We believe the volatility is largely a result of uncertainty regarding the election outcomes.  The US economy remains strong and there does not appear to be a recession looming in the near […]

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October 2018

October 2018 Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on October 18th, 2018 The recent declines in equity markets have been attributed to rising interest rates by many pundits and our media in general.  We believe, however, that there may a different culprit: uncertainty.  The midterm elections coming in early November have cast a lot of uncertainty […]

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September 2018

September 2018 Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on September 5th, 2018 It’s hard to believe that Fall is just around the corner but here it is.  The U.S. economy is rocketing forward with over 4% GDP growth two quarters in a row, with the stock market leading the way after an 11% correction in February.  […]

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July 2018

July 2018 Submitted by Southwest Investment Advisors on July 27th, 2018 Welcome back to volatility. The reason we say “welcome back” is because we haven’t seen much in recent years and appear to be returning to normalcy. The S&P500 hit an all-time high in late January only to see a pullback of just over ten […]

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