Dear Readers: The President of the United StatesYou may like, or not like him, but one thing is universal, the President keeps most No. 3. How can you say politics doesn't matterof us a bit unsettled and on edge. Many of us are concerned about how Mr. Trumpspolicies might impact our investments. Barry Ritholtz, a market maven, recentlyanswered questions hed received. Here are some of his insighttomarkets?Politics can and occasionally does matter to markets- just much less than many assume.No.. How will Trump affect the economy and the stock market?If I told you the president was going o be imPresidents get too much credit for things they get right and too muchblame peached, and that the markets will continue towhen they go wrong. The presidency accounts for less than a quarterof the econ- power higher for a few years, you gh thinkI wasomy, though obviously it has a huge impact on markets and the roader economy batty. But that is what happened when Bill ClintonPresidents get too much credit for things they get right and too much blame peached, and that the mthrough foreign policy, regulations, tax policy and spending.was impeached in 1998The following year, the Standard & Poor's 500Trump can and will have a  impact the economy and the markets. Butearnings, the FederalReserve, interest rates, inflation, congressional spending, employment, retail sales, Composite Index gained more than 85 percent. Yes, D. Linette Dobbins, CFPSupreme Court decisions, and, of course, valuations. Right actions wll supptthe ll ended badly the next year, but the impeach- President/CCO (MWM) &markets; but major errors-like starting a war, through trade or eapons-will be det mentimental.Index rose more than 21 percent, and the Nasdaqwas irrelevant to the dot-com meltdown. Co-Branch Manager (RJFS)And when President George W. Bush introducedunfunded tax cuts, despite fearful predictions, themarket rose 94 percentNo. 2. Why is the market rallying when some predicted that stocks uldfall under a Trump administration?The post election enthusiasm was based on expectations of tax reform, tax cuts,infrastructure spending, and deregulation. However, that was a post-hoc narrative.The simple fact that the German, French, and Japanese markets rose more than in think we all hoped that once the election was over, we could go back to our northe U.S. since the election, suggests that something else is in playDon't let your political ideology get in the way of your investing decisions.No. 4. The Trump news flow is overwhelming. What should we do?mal lives without the incessant parade of campaign news. No such luck.Barrys conclusion is that the global recovery from the financial crisis continuesat a pace, slowly repairing and rebuilding. Global markets are rising because of therobust recovery in corporate earnings, especially in Europe.Investors need to find a way to filter out the news so that the relentless headlines don't distract from long-term financial plans. Asfinancial advisors, we help you sift through what is noise and what may be cause for concern. Feel free to contact me via email, withany questions or concerns, at ldobbins@mcgeewm.com or call our office at 503-59McGee Wealth Management, Inc.An Independent Registered Investment Advisowww.McGeeWM.com (503) 597-222212455 SW 68th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97223D. Linette Dobbins is the President and CCO of McGee Wealth Management, Inc, and Co-Branch Manager (RJFS), offering securities through Raymond James Financial Services, IMember FINRA/SIPC The information has been obtained from sources considered to be reliable, but we do not guarantee that the foregoing material is accurate or complete. Any opinionsare those of D. Linette Dobbins and not necessarily those of Raymond James.Any information is not a complete summary or statement of all available data necessary for making an investment decision and does not constitute a recommendation. Investments men-tioned may not be suitable for all investors. Investing involves ricks and investors may incur a profit or a loss. Keep in mind that there is no assurance that any strategy will ultimately besuccessful or profitable nor protect against a loss. Every investor's situation is unique and you should consider your investment goals, risk tolerance and time horizon before making anyinvestment. Prior to making an investment decision, please consult with your financial advisor about your individual situation. Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorsethe services or opinions of Barry Ritholtz. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held stocks that is generally considered representative of the US, stock market. The NASDAQComposite is a stock market index of the common stocks and similar securities listed on the NASDAQ stock market

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Dear Readers: The President of the United StatesYou may like, or not like him, but one thing is universal, the President keeps most No. 3. How can you say politics doesn't matterof us a bit unsettled and on edge. Many of us are concerned about how Mr. Trumpspolicies might impact our investments. Barry Ritholtz, a market maven, recently answered questions hed received. Here are some of his insighttomarkets?Politics can and occasionally does matter to mar kets- just much less than many assume.No.. How will Trump affect the economy and the stock market?If I told you the president was going o be imPresidents get too much credit for things they get right and too muchblame peached, and that the markets will continue to when they go wrong. The presidency accounts for less than a quarterof the econ- power higher for a few years, you gh thinkI was omy, though obviously it has a huge impact on markets and the roader economy batty. But that is what happened when Bill ClintonPresidents get too much credit for things they get right and too much blame peached, and that the mthrough foreign policy, regulations, tax policy and spending.was impeached in 1998The following year, the Standard & Poor's 500Trump can and will have a impact the economy and the markets. Butearnings, the Federal Reserve, interest rates, inflation, congressional spending, employment, retail sales, Composite Index gained more than 85 percent. Yes, D. Linette Dobbins, CFPSupreme Court decisions, and, of course, valuations. Right actions wll supptthe ll ended badly the next year, but the impeach- President/CCO (MWM) &markets; but major errors-like starting a war, through trade or eapons-will be det mentimental.Index rose more than 21 percent, and the Nasdaqwas irrelevant to the dot-com meltdown. Co-Branch Manager (RJFS)And when President George W. Bush introducedunfunded tax cuts, despite fearful predictions, themarket rose 94 percent No. 2. Why is the market rallying when some predicted that stocks uld fall under a Trump administration?The post election enthusiasm was based on expectations of tax reform, tax cuts, infrastructure spending, and deregulation. However, that was a post-hoc narrative. The simple fact that the German, French, and Japanese markets rose more than in think we all hoped that once the election was over, we could go back to our nor the U.S. since the election, suggests that something else is in play Don't let your political ideology get in the way of your investing decisions. No. 4. The Trump news flow is overwhelming. What should we do? mal lives without the incessant parade of campaign news. No such luck. Barrys conclusion is that the global recovery from the financial crisis continues at a pace, slowly repairing and rebuilding. Global markets are rising because of the robust recovery in corporate earnings, especially in Europe. Investors need to find a way to filter out the news so that the relentless headlines don't distract from long-term financial plans. As financial advisors, we help you sift through what is noise and what may be cause for concern. Feel free to contact me via email, with any questions or concerns, at ldobbins@mcgeewm.com or call our office at 503-59 McGee Wealth Management, Inc. An Independent Registered Investment Adviso www.McGeeWM.com (503) 597-2222 12455 SW 68th Ave. Portland, Oregon 97223 D. Linette Dobbins is the President and CCO of McGee Wealth Management, Inc, and Co-Branch Manager (RJFS), offering securities through Raymond James Financial Services, I Member FINRA/SIPC The information has been obtained from sources considered to be reliable, but we do not guarantee that the foregoing material is accurate or complete. Any opinions are those of D. Linette Dobbins and not necessarily those of Raymond James. Any information is not a complete summary or statement of all available data necessary for making an investment decision and does not constitute a recommendation. Investments men- tioned may not be suitable for all investors. Investing involves ricks and investors may incur a profit or a loss. Keep in mind that there is no assurance that any strategy will ultimately be successful or profitable nor protect against a loss. Every investor's situation is unique and you should consider your investment goals, risk tolerance and time horizon before making any investment. Prior to making an investment decision, please consult with your financial advisor about your individual situation. Raymond James is not affiliated with and does not endorse the services or opinions of Barry Ritholtz. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held stocks that is generally considered representative of the US, stock market. The NASDAQ Composite is a stock market index of the common stocks and similar securities listed on the NASDAQ stock market

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