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Fear Driven Headlines No Match for Fundamental Facts

April 2019

2019’s first quarter gains were great in their own right, but cast in light of all that was coming unglued—from impeachment rhetoric, tariff war threats, collusion concerns, recession signals, to the Brexit snafu and more—the fact that those gains stuck was as close to a market miracle as we’re likely to get, which, by the way, doesn’t mean that I don’t think there aren’t more gains to be wrung from the domestic and global markets. I think there are. In this month's Fidelity Investor issue, I will reiterate my investment view, cover the known domestic and geopolitical mines between now... Read more

Mueller Report’s Market Impact

April 18, 2019

The slow growth road we’re on has both known risks (like slowing global growth), as well as potential event-driven risks, like today’s release of the Mueller report.... Read more

Not Stuck in a Recession’s Rut

Mid-April finds us on the middling, muddy ground between a negotiated U.S.-China trade deal, a postponed Brexit, the release of the redacted but significantly more fulsome Mueller investigation's report amidst a gathering circus of contenders to be the next president (not the same thing as saying presidential contenders), but not stuck in anything like a recession's rut. I'll explain why in this month's Issue.... Read more

Fidelity Investor’s Model Portfolios have year-to-date returns through 3/31/19 of between 4.8% and 11.9%. The average investor at Fidelity gained 1.2% in March.
ModelYTD5-Year
(Annualized)
Global Quant Growth11.7%9.2%
Growth9.8%7.2%
Growth & Income7.5%6.4%
Income5.6%4.5%
Annuity Growth11.9%6.4%
Annuity Growth & Income9.9%5.7%
S&P 500 13.6%10.9%
Fidelity Investor Index 8.8%5.6%

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