055 – Mid-Summer Market Review & Stock Buy Backs

In this episode, KT discusses:

      • How the market trends in August due to vacations.
      • Diversifying and risk and how it worked with the market this year.
      • Why people don’t sell even when prices are high.
      • What stock buy backs are, why they matter, and how it is effecting the markets this year.

Key Takeaways:

      • 71% of the S&P500 return was generated from only 4 companies – Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Netflix.
      • Staying in stocks is not the same as buying stocks.
      • September and October tend to be the worst months on average most years.
      • Be careful about frequent round-trippers – those that buy back and sell over and over again, as it can change the price of your stocks often.


“Don’t get too caught up in the idea of loving one company or one part of the market. These sectors come in and out of style over the course of the year.”KT Thomas

Referenced: The Motley Fool


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Show Notes by Podcastologist: Chelsea Taylor-Sturkie

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About the author, Kathleen

Kathleen Thomas, who often goes by KT, has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry and understands the need for women to take control of their financial lives.

A Certified Investment Management Analyst, Chartered Life Underwriter, and Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner, Thomas earned her degrees in Finance and Political Science from Salem College.

Prior to founding NewDay Solutions, an independent Registered Advisor Firm, Thomas spent 20 years as a private wealth advisor for Ameriprise Financial Services. Many of her earliest clients continue to work with her.

Thomas is an avid long-distance runner and triathlon participant. She has completed the Boston Marathon seven times and the Ironman Distance Triathlon three times. She has volunteered as coach and mentor for Girls on the Run New Hampshire and Team in Training.

Raised in Newton, Massachusetts, Thomas now lives in Seabrook, New Hampshire, with her husband, John. They have one daughter.

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