How to Handle Market Volatility According to This Financial Adviser

The markets have been mostly positive as 2019 kicks off, but the volatility isn't going away.
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Don't get your hopes up. 

Nicole Webb, financial adviser at Wealth Enhancement Group, sat down with TheStreet to discuss volatility, interest rates, and--of course--earnings season, which kicks off with Citibank (C) - Get Reportearnings Monday, Jan. 14

"We are looking at the return of volatility. So looking back over 2017, not just in the most recent 2018, but 2017 did not experience much volatility. Working with the retail consumer has been interesting to transition back into real volatility in the market," said Webb. "And we do not see that changing in the near term here in 2019. Our biggest goal right now is how do we work with the investor to keep them invested while we are mindful of the backdrop of volatility and its resurgence in the marketplace."

Webb discussed retail earnings after Macy's (M) - Get Report , Kohl's (KSS) - Get Report disappointed the Street with weaker-than-expected outlooks. 

"When we look ahead to retail sales we just we do see a slowing which is so interesting when we look at the jobs reports and we see unemployment numbers where they are. And so I think there's going to be a rush to figuring out how do we transition from brick and mortar to more of an online environment. But, at the same time, Amazon was very quick to call out to us ahead of the holiday season that they anticipated slowing numbers and retail sales," said Webb. "So, I don't think that that's really where we're going to see the most opportunity as we look ahead over the next few quarters."

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