I’m simply in awe of how quickly this year is passing by. I remember as a child that my great-grandmother (also an Amy) told me the years go much quicker the older you get. I now understand what she was talking about!
In this week's Monday Morning Quarter-Buck, our Financial Planner and Chief Operating Officer Matt Fizell writes about chasing returns versus chasing habits. His article made me think about a quote that I recently read that said “a good diversified portfolio means you will always have to be apologizing for something.” That quote is so true, this year US bonds are reacting the way they historically do when interest rates are on the rise (negative performance), when our economy slows, it will be the stocks that react negatively - so we will always be apologizing for something. However, since we don’t have a crystal ball, diversity is our best defense.