Happy Fourth of July!
As we celebrate our freedom and independence this month, here’s a fun piece of trivia for you. Did you know it was actually on July 2, 1776, that Congress voted to free the U.S. from British rule? However, it wasn’t until two days later that John Hancock signed the first signature to the Declaration of Independence—the document that would spread the news of the vote. As a country, we honor that signature and our freedom on July 4th!
Now that summer is here, does anyone else want to savor the longer summer days? Whether it’s going on a trip, seeing family and friends, or spending time relaxing, we hope you can soak up some rays, watch the sunset, and push pause for a few days. Maybe even taking a break from the high stress of media and unplugging for a few days could feel like a vacation. We hope you get to enjoy the summer!
As this month’s temperatures rise so do fuel prices along with the recent Fed rate hike. While the war in Ukraine continues, the world wonders how the ripple effects will hit home. The US officially went into bear market territory in the past weeks and this is something we are keeping a close eye on. In a recent communication to clients, we quoted Warren Buffett who said: ‘Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing.’ Here at Emerald, we aim to help educate our clients and keep you informed. We are always here to discuss your accounts, portfolios, and financial plan.
If you would like to talk with us please feel free to call the office 425.458.3853 or click the link below to make an appointment. We are here to help!