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  • GuideStone assesses stock market's recent volatility

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (one month ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Increased market volatility, which has commanded increased headlines in the days leading up to the November mid-term elections, has caught many by surprise. However, David S. Spika, chief strategic investment officer for GuideStone Financial Resources, noted that stock market volatility is a common and normal occurrence.

    The stock market -- as measured by the S&P 500 Index, experiences price swings of 1 percent or more 62 times a year on average. The same broad index of the stock market averages only 71 trading days between declines of 5 percent or more.

    "The recent sell-off may feel unsettling to investors because they have been lulled into complacency by an historically low-volatility environment over the past couple of years," Spika said, "but it's actually quite normal and nothing to be concerned about at this time." Read More

  • GuideStone: Don't panic over stock market volatility

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (10 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Volatility in 2018 may buffet the financial markets, which have grown feverishly since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016, according to retirement account assessments by leaders of GuideStone Financial Services.

    Such was the case Jan. 30 when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.4 percent, or 363 points.

    During 2017, however, all three major equity market indices -- the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ -- set record highs more than 60 times. The Dow climbed 28.11 percent; the S&P 500 climbed 21.83 percent; and the NASDAQ climbed 29.64 percent. Read More

  • 2016: Long-term investors urged to focus on goals

    by Roy Hayhurst, posted Friday, January 08, 2016 (2 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- After a volatile start to the first week of trading in the 2016 calendar year, some investors are understandably concerned about their portfolios. But long-term investors should continue to consider their objectives and time horizons, according to analysts for GuideStone Financial Resources, the financial services arm of the Southern Baptist Convention.

    David S. Spika, global investment strategist at GuideStone Capital Management, LLC, offered perspective on the current market, noting 2016 likely will be a volatile year. ... Read More

  • Video highlights market volatility

    by Timothy E. Head , posted Thursday, September 03, 2015 (3 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- GuideStone Financial Resources has produced a video outlining the nation's current market volatility and responses that long-term investors should consider, including remaining calm in the face of daily news, keeping a long-term focus on investments and maintaining diversification in age- and risk-appropriate investments.

    David S. Spika, CFA, global investment strategist for GuideStone Capital Management, LLC, narrates the ... Read More

  • Long-term investors urged to focus on objectives

    by Timothy E. Head, posted Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Monday's (Aug. 24) stock market drop, on the heels of disappointing performance over the last few days, led to headlines and some investor concerns. But long-term investors should continue to consider their objectives and time horizons, advises an investment strategist.

    David S. Spika, global investment strategist at GuideStone Capital Management, LLC, has offered ... Read More