October 27, 2020 - Published by IAG Wealth Partners

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Everywhere I look these days I find subtle reminders that that our season has once again changed to fall.

This coming Sunday we reach the end of Daylight Savings Time and fall back one hour. Enjoy the extra hour of sleep (or let the kids think you are letting them stay up late). While completely predictable, this change messes with my internal clock by making it really dark in the evening.

The temperature this week fell too far too fast. I am simply not ready to get my winter coats out yet. While completely predictable, I find myself unhappy with the timing of this event and yearn for at least one more 60-degree day.

The trees in my yard have quickly turned to fall mode and littered my lawn with biodegradable debris. While completely predictable, I am certainly not looking forward to firing up my lawnmower to mulch that free fertilizer in 40-degree weather. Unpleasant!

This past week the stock market decided to fall as fears over election outcomes and pandemic growth leave traders questioning future earnings. While completely predictable that the financial markets will fall at some point, I sure wish such falls could be scheduled like Daylight Savings Time.

Finally, every election year comes with the projected fall of our republic if our favored political candidate does not win. While these feelings are completely predictable and past results do not indicate future performance, historical evidence seems to indicate that our republic will continue to exist after this election despite all pre-election prophecies to the contrary.

With all of this predictable uncertainty, IAG’s financial advisors strive to provide our clients with the peace of mind that they can fall back on their personal financial plan which is designed to survive many more disorienting Daylight Savings Times, chilling inclement weather, unpleasant chores, stumbling financial markets, and fear-inducing elections.

Accept (or even embrace) predictable uncertainty, and many of your negative falls can turn into positive springs.


Quote of the week: Mark Twain: “October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. Others are November, December, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, and September.”


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