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Personal finance expert reflects on 2020 with these lessons and more from the year behind us on managing our money during severe down markets.

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To help gain perspective on the year behind us with practical advice for looking towards 2021, wealth manager Gregory J. Weimer comments on a variety of insights drawn from his depth of experience as partner of Confluence Financial Partners. Greg discusses:

You Don't Get Hit By The Bus That You Are Watching

Perspectives on the idea that we were once again reminded that the things we worry about tend not to be the events that cause the market to go down. Most of the concerns investors have tend to be priced in to the market. Severe down markets come from unforeseen events.

Market Timing Doesn't Work

Even if someone was able to predict the pandemic, their response probably would have been incorrect. Who would have thought that with a pandemic and the economy closed for months that the S&P 500 would be up over 10%. Hopefully, investors have learned that market timing doesn’t work once and for all.


About Gregory J. Weimer: In a profession that reveres experience, Greg Weimer has been guiding clients in the management of their wealth since 1986.

About Confluence Financial Partners Confluence Financial Partners has operated in the Pittsburgh region since 2015, today with offices in downtown Pittsburgh, Peters Township and Franklin Park.  The firm employs 33 professionals  and assists high net worth individuals and institutions in wealth management, investment management, insurance, estate planning and tax planning. Confluence Financial Partners is not a registered broker dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services are offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc.

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