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October 2020
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Cover Story: Risk in Times of Uncertainty

2020 has brought about quite a few challenges (to say the least). With so much uncertainty it can be hard to plan next month, let alone the distant future. This month Strong Valley is introducing a new tool and framework to help feel more prepared. We can't predict the future, but we can help you feel more prepared to take it on.
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How will the 2020 elections shape the financial market?

This special report looks at the historical market returns in the context of presidential elections, which parties are in control of Congress, and various government election outcomes. While nobody can predict the future, and past results don't guarantee future outcomes, this report gives some insights as to what the financial landscape might look like after the 2020 elections.
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Ranking Presidents - Part 1

What if we ranked the best and worst presidents simply by the performance of the stock market? Surely that would settle the debate as to which president was best for investors, right? Well, while it sounds easy there are a few big caveats to consider.
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Special Strong Valley Client Webinar with Special Guest: Strider Elass

This special report looks at the historical market returns in the context of presidential elections, which parties are in control of Congress, and various government election outcomes. While nobody can predict the future, and past results don't guarantee future outcomes, this report gives some insights as to what the financial landscape might look like after the 2020 elections.
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Strong Valley Newsletter: October 2020

Strong Valley kicks off this quarter looking at the current impact of that all the #2020 events are having on the financial markets. We also look ahead to the upcoming elections and how the different parties and results might impact the economy.

Our feature article: “Risk in Times of Uncertainty” is in response to some people stating concerns about planning in the face of what feels like so much uncertainty and volatility.  To help, Strong Valley is providing access to a tool, called Riskalyze, that can help clients determine their individual risk score. Knowing your risk number can help you have more peace of mind even in the face of market uncertainty.

In this edition, we have also provided some election-related articles that help put a historical context to how past elections have affected markets.  And if you missed the most recent webinar with the Strong Valley team along with special guest Strider Elass, we have provided a direct link to our discussion on the immediate and long-term economic outlook.

Links to the articles and resources for this newsletter are below:

Articles for October 2020

New Resources

Around the Web & Other Articles of Interest 

12 Reasons You Might Go Broke in Retirement

Worried about going broke in retirement? You’re not alone. According to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, 51% of respondents cited this concern. This article covers 12 reasons you could go broke in retirement.
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Recruiting: Staying One Step Ahead of the Competition

Whether you run a small, family–owned business or a large company, attracting and retaining key employees is challenging in today's economy. Businesses often compete for skilled and talented employees in the same way they compete for a customer's business. So, how can your business set itself apart with top performers?
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Your turn – What are your updates?

Strong Valley wants to provide useful and meaningful information to our clients, to our professional network, and to the broader community of people we serve. We’d love to hear your questions about the articles and information in our October 2020 newsletter, or about any other topics you care about. You can call our office directly or use the contact form below to send us your questions and/or suggestions.  And if you found the information helpful or entertaining, we hope you'll share the Strong Valley story with others.

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