Investment Lessons From 2020

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WAXHAW, NC – Over the past year, we’ve learned a lot about the social, political, and physical forces that have affected everyone. But as an investor, what lessons can you learn from 2020?

Lesson one: The markets generally look ahead. Even though the pandemic has hit the economy hard, the financial markets, after plunging, recovered from the initial shock. That’s because they’re anticipating a stronger economic recovery in 2021.

Lesson two: Opportunities often exist for investors, especially in times of market stress. Smart investors look for opportunities and take advantage of them when appropriate.

Lesson three: Stay invested. Investors who jumped out of the market when it fell likely missed out on the rally that followed.

We probably won’t see anything like 2020 again. But some of the investment lessons we learned are applicable every year – so keep them in mind in 2021 and beyond.

Dylan Hales/Edward Jones Financial Advisor

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Dylan Hales
I'm a native North Carolinian, who grew up in the eastern part of the state. My folks exhibited and instilled many of the values that I still hold close to today. I had the opportunity to earn a bachelors from NC State, which is where I met my wife. We married shortly after she graduated in 2016. She grew up in this area, so we moved back to the Wesley Chapel area so we could be close to her family. Folks here have been more than welcoming and have made it feel just like home (minus the eastern NC BBQ).

People often ask what I like to do when I'm not at the office. That mostly depends on what time of year it is. During the spring and summer I like to work on my garden. During the fall and winter I love keeping up with NC State football and basketball. We also have two rescue dogs who like to explore the state with us.

Since I've been in Wesley Chapel, I've noticed that most folks just like me. We're all from somewhere and we've all come here following the things we love. I want to understand what those things are for you, and help get you there.