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Do You See a Market Cliff Approaching? Make the Right Turns Now

By most measures, 2018 was off to a promising start. Unemployment was down, wages were up, and businesses both large and small were expecting to benefit from tax reforms.

"There has never been a better time to start living the American dream," President Trump said during his first State of the Union address on Jan. 30, as he touted his economic successes.

So why did the stock market drop so precipitously just a few days later?

Because that's what the market does. It goes up, and it goes down.

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