We understand that 2018 may have felt extremely volatile – especially the fourth quarter, which we address in our recent newsletter, “Through Market Volatility the Goal Remains Constant.” However, in terms of S&P 500 days of plus or minus 1% during the calendar year 2018, that number was about average over the last decade at 64 days. Looking at the chart below, with data provided from the Wall Street Journal, you see that the major outlier was 2017 – with eight total days of plus or minus 1% for the S&P 500. As we have mentioned in the past, volatility is here to stay and a constant force within stock markets. We welcome that volatility and continue to attempt to take advantage of it, positioning the portfolio for future returns.