Happy Friday!

    This week I am not writing my normal blog-subject email. The IT folks are working on the network systems this weekend and I am going to have no access to my email.  If you are a client, please read the latter half of this email as it explains, briefly, what is happening.

    Regardless if you are a client or not, this part of my email may be useful to you:

    Most of you have probably read some articles or have seen the data. The stock market decline is big news, and some people are starting to panic. What is the best approach?

    Brad McMillan, chief investment officer, takes a closer look in his recent article, “What Do We Do Now? A Strategic Response to the Stock Market Tumble.” It explores possible investor responses and offers advice about the most logical next steps. Read on for more insights: https://blog.commonwealth.com/independent-market-observer/are-market-declines-setting-the-stage-for-future-growth

    As always, we strive to keep you informed and help you stay on track toward your long-term financial goals. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

    For clients: access to Investor360°® and Investor360° Mobile will be unavailable this weekend.

    How Does This Affect You?

    On Saturday, May 21, through Sunday, May 22, Commonwealth Financial Network®, the firm we partner with to better serve you, will be conducting a disaster recovery test.

    Investor360° and Investor360° Mobile will be offline and unavailable during that time. This is an important exercise to ensure that we are properly safeguarding your data and our systems to continue serving you.

    Although this isn’t my normal weekend email, I will close as I always do…

    Please remember that we are “here” and available for you as well.  If you have any questions or concerns, financial or otherwise, please do not hesitate to call or email.  If you have friends, family, or neighbors you feel would benefit from a conversation with me, I’m more than happy to have a call or jump on a Zoom meeting with them. 

    As always, I hope that you are doing well, and staying safe & healthy!