Mendel Money Management Market Outlook for 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMIrl5ugRJM&feature=youtu.be The first month of 2021 has proven that change is the only constant for the foreseeable future. We are still in the midst of a global pandemic. National governments…

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End of Year Market Update

https://youtu.be/YggikZIC3oM We’re closing in on the end of 2020 and I wanted to address two topics today and discuss how I believe they will affect the economy and the stock…

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2020 Second Quarter Market Update

This year, investors have been treated to a rare real-world lesson in the mathematics of investing—namely, the fact that after a market decline, it takes a greater market recovery to get back to even. The first quarter saw a frightening downturn that delivered 20% losses across the U.S. and developed foreign markets. Then we experienced a breathtaking 20% gain in the second quarter, the fourth-best quarterly rise since 1950. Work out the mathematics, and virtually all indices are still showing a loss for the year.

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Record-Low Mortgage Rates

When people look back on the tumultuous 2020 economic landscape, they might pause a moment to study home mortgage rates.  Over the last three months, these rates have managed to…

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Buyers of Last Resort

You may have read that the U.S. Federal Reserve Board, which has unlimited financial resources, is now buying ETFs.  It’s possible that the Fed’s $4.75 trillion in assets is larger…

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Actively Managed Indices

Not everybody realizes that the indices that we refer to as “passive” are actively-managed.  Case in point: the S&P 500 index. Over the last three years, four dozen companies were…

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What You can do to Prepare for a Recession

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmv0OF_CTmg&feature=youtu.beThe current economic environment can make you concerned about what you can do during these challenging times.  There are several things that we can all do to prepare for a…

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Is This Time Different?

https://youtu.be/oOXeBTNoEus With a recession looming due to a mandated shutdown of our economy, there are many people worried about their health, job, and financial future.   The key to getting through…

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The Pandemic: What we Know so Far

The COVID-19 virus has been reported in the national press as either a political or an economic story, but it is neither. It has been compared to the 1917-18 Spanish Flu that infected an estimated one-third of the human population and killed an estimated 50 million people, even though we are now in a very different medical world, even though the Spanish Flu occurred during a major, brutal world war.

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