Is the Stock Market Too High?

Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 1/30/2014
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:30 PM
 Presented by Joseph Johnson of Raymond James Financial Services. March 2009 the Dow Jones Industrial average hit a low of 6,547.10. Almost 5 years later the Dow is at 16,560. That increase represents an increase of over 39%. The question becomes is the stock market too high? And, how can I protect my assets and still participate in the current growth trend of the market? Many retirement planning calculators project a portfolio's future value based on historical returns. However, past performance is no guarantee of future results, and you should take any such assumptions with a grain of salt. Mr. Johnson will talk about ways you can use technical analysts to limit your downside exposure.
*Calculations based on total returns compounded annually through December 2012 on the S&P 500 Index, which is an unmanaged market-cap weighted index composed of the common stocks of 500 leading companies in leading U.S. industries. It is not available for direct investment.
Location: Public Meeting Room
Other Information:
Joseph E. Johnson is a Registered Principal with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., with offices located in North Riverside, Illinois. Cited as a “financial pioneer and consultant” by Palisade Business Press, Joe Johnson’s diverse and exemplary career has spanned four decades and he has achieved remarkable success in both the insurance and financial advisory industries by adhering to a grass-roots philosophy of service and asset allocation. Joe began his career in the financial services industry over 30 years ago. He holds a Series 7, 63, 65 and 24 license as well as a license for Illinois Life and Health Insurance. President of Investment Centers of Illinois and a Branch Manager of Raymond James Financial Services, Joe’s vision of building a successful business by maintaining his focus on the relationship between the customer and changing customer needs continues to be the foundation of his practices. “I believe in treating clients as friends and I believe in the “service first” approach in meeting clients’ needs,” says Johnson, who specializes in
transitioning retirement savings into retirement income. Joe spends the majority of his time creating plans and counseling clients on the importance of retirement distribution planning.
Joe established one of the first Raymond James Financial Services (then known as Robert Thomas Securities) branch offices within a large community financial institution based in Elmwood Park, Illinois. Because of the great success of the practice, it was acquired by the institution with Joe remaining as the President of the division. Under his guidance, the division grew to over
$250 million in assets while servicing over 3,000 clients.
Johnson’s consistent efforts to educate not only his clients but the general public became well-known through his Saturday morning radio show,“Thoughtful Investing Makes Dollars & Sense,” which aired on WJJG 1530-AM, broadcasting to hundreds of thousands of listeners throughout Will, Kane, DuPage and Cook Counties. For 13 years, Johnson brought his no-nonsense approach to the airwaves, keeping a vast radio audience better informed on the economy and investment options.
Affiliated with Raymond James since 1989 and recipient of industry, Leaders’ Circle and President Club honors, Joe is the President and CEO of Investment Centers of Illinois. Ever mindful of the communities and people he serves, Joe has given his time to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in several capacities, including Past Board Chairman; the Boy Scouts of America, AHAI Amateur Hockey Association of Illinois, Chiefs Hockey Club and other not-for-
profit agencies. Joe considers his greatest accomplishment to be his success in balancing business life with family. A past recipient of the ADA’s “Father of the Year” Award, he is a firm believer that success begins in the home. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Kathy, and their four children.
Contact: Joseph Johnson
Contact Number: 708.853.9252
Presenter: Joseph E. Johnson