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Sabal Trust produces the “Our View” newsletter quarterly to provide insight into the financial marketplace. Our experts offer key overviews, strategies and interpretations of the current financial environment.

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FOURTH QUARTER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Investing is emotional. Think for a moment about the range of emotions you have experienced over time as they related to various investments. In an everchanging world, the market ups and downs can elevate investor emotions and spark both fear and greed. Understanding what influences markets helps to create an investment framework that reconciles emotions with the realities of risk and return. Recklessly embracing risk is imprudent, but it is equally irresponsible to ignore long-term investment opportunities. Consistent and methodical risk management through the cycle is the best way to protect and grow capital over time.


THIRD QUARTER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Investing is a life-long journey marked by emotional paradoxes. Over time and through experience, we discover that most of the external environment is beyond our direct control. Instead, we focus on what we can control: our responses and behavior. Understanding why you invest and place your assets into the capital markets is an important part of the investment process. This thought exercise allows you to reconfirm your investment goals, filter out “noise”, and focus on what really matters for you and your family.


SECOND QUARTER 2019 NEWSLETTER

Psychology impacts investor decision-making. The investment tone in 2019 has been dramatically different to that of the 4th quarter of last year. Deep pessimism shifted rapidly back to optimism with the markets retracing their year-end declines and are now off to their strongest start in over a quarter of a century. While a more positive pricing environment has developed, contributors to the 2018 market volatility remain in-place. Deciphering market messages is an integral part of the investment process. Mixed economic and sentiment signals make charting a path forward even more challenging.


FIRST QUARTER 2019 NEWSLETTER

The New Year is a time to reflect on past decision-making activities. It is also an opportunity to consider the inputs that will shape the investing environment ahead. Establishing a framework to make investment decisions for the upcoming year allows you to reconfirm the progress being made toward accomplishing your goals and objectives. If necessary, it also serves as a catalyst for adjustment. Investing is a journey filled with ebbs and flows which requires discipline, consistency, and control to achieve success.


FOURTH QUARTER 2018 NEWSLETTER

Expectations directly influence decision-making. It is natural for each of us to be influenced by the environment around us. Currently, strong equity markets and relatively low volatility are shaping investor’s return expectations. Periodically, expectations of the future can become detached from what is realistic. This usually occurs when an environment moves to an extreme, or in today’s case as we move into the later stages of a lengthy economic cycle. Protecting your family’s assets involves adopting realistic expectations and remaining disciplined.