Stocks were up in December. Investors showed guarded optimism, thanks to continuing trade negotiations between the U.S. and China as well as positive market data as the year came to a close.

Also, the Federal Reserve chose to end the year with a more “dovish” stance. After three rate cuts spread over the last year, it remains to be seen how long the Fed can hold its current monetary stance.

In this month’s video, Austin will discuss some more of the recent headlines that influenced the financial markets in December, and also provide some perspective on what these developments may mean in the months ahead. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your financial situation after viewing this video, please reach out to us at (419) 425-2400, or send us an email at