Hello Del Monte Group family and investors, we hope this market update finds you well. We understand that many of you are nervous about the conflict in Ukraine. While this is a very serious and scary situation, our goal is to help ease your mind regarding the impacts on the markets and your investments. We urge you to, of course, stay informed, but if the news is causing added stress, turn off the TV, put down the paper and listen in. Our very own Angela Wright is here to give you the cold hard facts straight, no hype.

“This is not the time to run for the hills. In fact, if you do that, you are guaranteeing yourself an 8% loss as of today, and you’re very likely to miss the few trading days that will deliver the big gains. Timing the market simply does not work.”

Here’s what we know so far:

  • Russia has formally backed Ukrainian separatists and has moved troops into the brown areas on the map above, which are still part of the nation of Ukraine working to weakening the country.
  • This could impact wheat, natural gas, and oil supplies to the EU.
  • Russia and Ukraine only comprise about 2% of global GDP, so taking them out of the picture is NOT as catastrophic as one might think. Yes, you can breathe a sigh of relief on that.
  • At the time of this recording, markets are only down 8% and have already priced in the fears of war and shortages.
  • Now, this next point is vital, do NOT let your emotions take the lead. Instead, look at market declines as an opportunity to invest more if possible. Think of this as a Black Friday stock market sale! Take that cash that’s been hanging on the sidelines and make some moves! Just take a look at the chart below this list. Sure, we’ve had our declines, but we always come out on the other side doing even better.
  • Remember, this too shall pass, just like all geopolitical issues that have come before.

If you’re a DMG client, you can rest assured that no matter what is happening out in the world, we are doing our part right here at home to make sure your hard-earned money and assets are still working for you. If you’re not working with DMG, then give your financial advisor a call for a quick check-in to put your mind at ease. The only thing left to do is take care of yourself and your loved ones. So take a deep breath, read a book, or go for a walk outside. And always remember we’re here for you, so if you have any questions or want to chat, drop us a line.

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