Lynn Phillips-Gaines, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, at Phillips Financial, and financial advisor with Raymond James, was named to Forbes 2019 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors* List for the second consecutive year. The list spotlights top-performing advisors across the United States who were nominated by their firms- and then researched, interviewed, and ranked in their respective states. Lynn is honored to be recognized in this group of standout advisors.
In 2018, she was also ranked among Forbes Top 200 Women Wealth Advisors for the second consecutive year.**
InvestmentNews has recognized Lynn Phillips-Gaines as a 2018 Women to Watch honoree. As one of the 20 prestigious winners, she was chosen from more than several hundred nominations for her leadership, contributions and impact in the financial advice industry.
In recent years, investors have largely ignored geopolitical risks. Russia’s invasion of the Crimean Peninsula, the Brits’ vote to leave the European Union (EU), unrest in the Middle East, and other global events have not affected financial markets’ upward progress. When tariffs came between the United States and its allies, financial markets blithely breached new highs. However, the possibility of a trade war between the United States and China took the spring out of the bull market’s step late in the second quarter of 2018.1
Despite end-of-the-month volatility, all of the major domestic equity indices were up for the second quarter.
The three major domestic equity indices ultimately ended in positive territory for the second quarter, after zigging and zagging on headline news, particularly toward the end of June.