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Let’s Just Call it a Year!

Stocks are up this year – big time. Large-cap stocks and small-cap stocks are up 27% and 23%, respectively, for the year.

If 2021 were to end right now, that return would rank in the top quarter of all years since 1926, the beginning of reliable stock-market data.


Let's Just Call it a Year!

Despite all the naysayers and pundits calling for an end to this incredible bull market, it has persisted and steam-rolled through every obstacle. Let’s just appreciate what it’s given us.

Who knows what the last few weeks of the year will bring (hopefully a Santa Claus Rally ????), but so far it’s been a hell of a ride for stocks.

Let’s Just Call it a Year!


Mike Minter

As Chief Investment Officer, Mike directs the overall investment strategy, develops portfolio allocations, oversees trading and rebalancing, and conducts research and analysis. As a perpetual student of investing and the markets, Mike considers himself obsessed with the subject. He has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) and Certified Fund Specialist® designations. He is also an active member of the Houston chapter of the Financial Planning Association (FPA).   Read Mike’s Profile HereRead More Articles by Mike

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