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November 2017 – Measuring Success Newsletter

Below is an excerpt from the latest Measuring Success Newsletter.

“Recently, you might’ve seen the 30th anniversary of Black Monday pass by. It is impossible for me to express the profound impact this event had on me as a professional, business owner, and financial advisor. So it is with due respect that I mark the significance of this anniversary. You’ll probably agree that we tend to learn the most from painful experiences.

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Lauren Black Named to Inaugural Forbes List of America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors

Lauren Black, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ at Phillips Financial and financial advisor with Raymond James Financial Services, was recently named to the inaugural Forbes list of “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors.” The list, which recognizes advisors from national, regional and independent firms, was released online July 25, 2017.

“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized as one of the top next-generation wealth advisors,” Black said. “I’m excited to be in the company of such an elite group.”

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What Comes Next? Bull, Bear, Correction?

The bull market in U.S. stocks has been charging ahead for more than eight years.1

While that’s young in people years, it’s ancient in bull market terms. Since World War II, the longest bull market in U.S. stocks lasted for almost nine-and-a-half years. The shortest sputtered out after just 13 months. On average, bull markets last for slightly less than five years, according to Fortune.2

So, how much longer will this bull market persist? No one knows for certain.

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