Comstock's magazine 0219 - February 2019 - Page 71

SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL SECTION NEW YEAR, NEW INVESTMENTS Some top investment experts in the Capital Region give their insights into investing in 2019 BY CHRISTINA KIEFER The stock market and the economy don’t always go hand-in-hand, which was ev- ident in 2018. From trade tensions with China, to fears about inflation, and the actions taken by the Federal Reserve that increased interest rates, consumer confi- dence was deeply threatened. “Because market volatility was so pres- ent, it led investors to revaluate invest- ments like large company growth stocks that had traditionally worked,” says Tom Chandler, financial advisor and managing director for The Chandler Group in Rose- ville. “Until we can get greater clarity from the Federal Reserve, determine whether or not we have past peak earnings for this last business cycle and greater insight into the trade issues with China, I believe turmoil in the market will continue.” February 2019 | 71