What Happened in the Stock Market Yesterday (Wednesday, May 17th, 2017)?

What Happened in the Stock Market Yesterday (Wednesday, May 17th, 2017)?

by Bo Billeaud on June 22, 2017 The All-Weather Investor

It’s just one day, but…

We constantly hammer home the idea of proper diversification organized around the cycles of the economy. That different non-correlated asset classes (stocks, bonds, commodities and cash) react and change in value driven by underlying forces in the economy is indisputable.

Although it is just one day, yesterday’s market(s) activity illustrated this principle beautifully. While the political crosswinds coming out of Washington yesterday severely affected stocks negatively, bonds and gold rose nicely.Our All-Weather Index (which holds stocks, bonds, and commodities all designed to reflect an economically-diversified philosophy) declined all of 0.1% (essentially flat) for the day.

There is a reason why we emphasize economic-balance and active risk management over here at Billeaud Capital Management. Yesterday was a textbook illustration.

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