With the retreat of summer, students have headed back to class. Football season’s returned, and hurricane season is peaking — with disastrous consequences so far in Texas, Florida and beyond.
As we go to press, there’s a weird mood in the markets as stocks continue to rise, Bitcoin’s value weakens and relations with North Korea plummet. Contributor Bob Seawright encourages advisors and investors to recall that equity investing “offers uncertain rewards but certain risks.” He also reminds us to avoid complacency and stick to discipline.
In our Wealth Watch feature, advisor Christopher S. Smith of Edward Jones shares how he got started in the business and learned to put clients first. Advisor Daniel C. Jones gives us a glimpse of his charitable activities in our Giving Back feature. The contributions made by Smith and Jones are impressive and heartwarming. They point to how advisors can make a difference in their clients’ financial lives and communities.