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Dollars & Sense: This Time It ISN'T Different...Again!

Dollars & Sense: This Time It ISN'T Different...Again!

November 09, 2023

Marion and Marc are together again to host this week’s episode of Dollars & Sense. It’s the same old song and dance when it comes to market volatility. We find it interesting that the word volatile refers to the markets going down AND up, but you usually only hear the word if the markets are down. If you look at the performance of the major Indexes of the year, they’re actually up.

At Freedman Financial, when we buy stocks for our clients, we buy them for the long-run. It’s important to not focus on the year-to-year volatility or market movement. We look at a 5-10 year horizon, and over that time period, it’s typical that stocks outperform bonds and cash. When we build portfolios for our clients, we use exchange traded funds (low cost professionally managed funds), actively managed mutual funds, index funds, and actively managed bond funds as well. We don’t pick individual securities. So what do we mean by that? When a client comes to us and says, “I want to buy Tesla, Apple, or Disney”, we tell them they already own it because they are a part of a large growth stock index or a large growth mutual fund that’s actively managed. If this topic has sparked any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office to see how we can assist you.

Tune in to this week’s episode of Dollars & Sense as Marc and Marion discuss managing portfolios in a language you can understand.

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During Dollars & Sense with Freedman Financial, your host, Marc Freedman, may discuss specific financial planning and investment ideas. These discussions are for general information only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations.

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