Market Commentary: Where We See Things Headed in Q4

Market Commentary: Where We See Things Headed in Q4

It’s the start of Q4, and many investors may be concerned about the market volatility and other factors driving the news cycle. 

Things might feel a bit shaky right now. But when you zoom out and look at the charts and take into account the strong underlying fundamentals, it’s not as bad as it may appear. 

First of all, September is historically the worst month of the year. The S&P 500 was down 4.8%, and the NASDAQ was down 5.3%. 

Entering October, we are starting to see some signs of being oversold, so we might see a bounce. 

November and December are historically two of the best months of the year. Fourth quarter is historically up 80% of the time since World War II and has averaged a gain of 3.9%.

So, even though it looks a bit uncertain right now with market volatility, the ongoing pandemic, and the possibility of the Fed reducing the amount of liquidity to the market, we are still optimistic about the market. 

We think the fundamentals are sound: low interest rates, solid corporate earnings, and a lot of liquidity for the market. 

So, what does this mean for your investments? 

Watch the video below to see our market commentary from Mark Sorensen, CEO of Royal Fund Management and 401(k) Maneuver.

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