June 22, 2023

A Special Message from EWA- June 22, 2023


“Don’t move the way fear makes you move” – Rumi 

In a world filled with uncertainty and occasional turmoil, it’s natural to question the stability of your investments and wonder if you should be making quick decisions in response. However, even when it’s difficult  it’s essential to remind ourselves of the power of long-term investing and the benefits it brings.

EWA constructs investment plans that span not only our clients’ lifetimes but extend well beyond. These plans are built on a foundation of diversification, allowing our clients to participate in the success of leading companies both domestically and globally. Our commitment to long-term investing also means we advocate against market timing and attempts to forecast the economy. We firmly believe that trying to gain a timing advantage by tactically exiting and reentering the markets is a flawed strategy that typically yields substandard returns at best and disaster at worst.

One crucial principle that guides our approach is the power of compounding. By harnessing the earnings and  dividends we enable our clients’ wealth to grow exponentially over time. This compounding effect is a force that should not be interrupted unnecessarily. This is the first rule of compounding- let it work its magic without unnecessary interference.

It’s important to recognize that crises, regardless of their nature or magnitude, are not insurmountable obstacles for the businesses we invest in. In fact, these businesses often seize opportunities amidst chaos, strategically managing capital during crises and leveraging it advantageously when the rest of the world is in panic mode.

So, as we face uncertain times and clients raise concerns about potential apocalyptic scenarios, it’s crucial to stay the course and remember what has been  achieved through staying the course. Your  investment plans that have weathered countless crises and continued to deliver even in the face of adversity.

EWA takes pride in our planning and the trust our clients place in us. We have a responsibility to guide you through various challenges and instill confidence in the enduring strength of their investments. Our approach centers on the belief that, over the long run, markets tend to reward patient and disciplined investors who remain focused on their goals.

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Securities and advisory services offered through EWA LLC dba Equilibrium Wealth Advisors (a SEC Registered Investment Advisor).
* Government bonds and Treasury Bills are guaranteed by the U.S. government as to the timely payment of principal and interest and, if held to maturity, offer a fixed rate of return and fixed principal value.  However, the value of fund shares is not guaranteed and will fluctuate.
* Corporate bonds are considered higher risk than government bonds but normally offer a higher yield and are subject to market, interest rate and credit risk as well as additional risks based on the quality of issuer coupon rate, price, yield, maturity, and redemption features.
* The Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) is an unmanaged group of securities considered to be representative of the stock market in general. You cannot invest directly in this index.
* All indexes referenced are unmanaged. The volatility of indexes could be materially different from that of a client’s portfolio. Unmanaged index returns do not reflect fees, expenses, or sales charges. Index performance is not indicative of the performance of any investment. You cannot invest directly in an index.
* The Dow Jones Global ex-U.S. Index covers approximately 95% of the market capitalization of the 45 developed and emerging countries included in the Index.
* The 10-year Treasury Note represents debt owed by the United States Treasury to the public. Since the U.S. Government is seen as a risk-free borrower, investors use the 10-year Treasury Note as a benchmark for the long-term bond market.
* Gold represents the afternoon gold price as reported by the London Bullion Market Association. The gold price is set twice daily by the London Gold Fixing Company at 10:30 and 15:00 and is expressed in U.S. dollars per fine troy ounce.
* The Bloomberg Commodity Index is designed to be a highly liquid and diversified benchmark for the commodity futures market. The Index is composed of futures contracts on 19 physical commodities and was launched on July 14, 1998.
* The DJ Equity All REIT Total Return Index measures the total return performance of the equity subcategory of the Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) industry as calculated by Dow Jones.
* The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), commonly known as “The Dow,” is an index representing 30 stock of companies maintained and reviewed by the editors of The Wall Street Journal.
* The NASDAQ Composite is an unmanaged index of securities traded on the NASDAQ system.
* International investing involves special risks such as currency fluctuation and political instability and may not be suitable for all investors. These risks are often heightened for investments in emerging markets.
* Yahoo! Finance is the source for any reference to the performance of an index between two specific periods.
* The risk of loss in trading commodities and futures can be substantial. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition. The high degree of leverage is often obtainable in commodity trading and can work against you as well as for you.  The use of leverage can lead to large losses as well as gains.
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* Economic forecasts set forth may not develop as predicted and there can be no guarantee that strategies promoted will be successful.
* Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investing involves risk, including loss of principal.
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* There is no guarantee a diversified portfolio will enhance overall returns or outperform a non-diversified portfolio. Diversification does not protect against market risk.
* Asset allocation does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss.
* Consult your financial professional before making any investment decision.

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