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The Market’s Nemesis

Uncertainty – The Market’s Nemesis

May 21, 2010 by Lesjak Planning

After a historic and relatively uninterrupted 14-month rally the investment markets have hit a rough patch. There are a few factors that have led to this most recent rough patch with the main factor being uncertainty.

During this most recent historic rally it is possible that investors had gotten a bit ahead of themselves, combine that with the uncertainty surrounding the European debt issues and possible resolutions, and you have yourself a correction in the markets. As we have seen time and time again, the market often overreacts (both to the upside and the downside) and this time may be no different. There is an overwhelming amount of evidence that the markets are now over sold. Couple that with the ever improving economic data and you have a good combination moving forward. Additionally, cash levels continue to be very high and will provide even more fuel to the upside.

The long-term plans and investment allocations that we have created provide a road map to help navigate short-term market movements, keeping the focus on the long-term goals.

Graph of the growth of $10,00 invested in the S&P 500 from March 4, 2009 through may 20, 2010

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