Shaun Melby, CFP® Melby Wealth Management, LLC
About Shaun Melby, CFP®
My name is Shaun Melby and I am the founder of Melby Wealth Management, LLC. At the time of my certification, I was one of the youngest CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioners in the country.
I have over a decade of experience in the financial industry while working closely with some of the biggest names in music. I believe the financial planning process is the best way to create and maintain wealth, so I formed Melby Wealth Management to help as many people as possible work towards achieving their dreams and obtaining financial peace of mind.
I grew up in Onalaska, Wisconsin and moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2005 to earn a BBA in Finance as well as Music Business from Belmont University. My wife and I call Nashville, Tennessee home and in 2019 we welcomed our first child into the world.
During my spare time, I enjoy going to Nashville Predators games, cheering on the Green Bay Packers, checking out the local dining scene, traveling, playing with our dogs Hank and Bo, and spending time with family and friends. I also serve as Treasurer for the Crieve Hall Neighborhood Association.
The United States has elected Joe Biden to be its next President. Despite there being a last-ditch effort by President Trump to muddy the waters with claims of massive voter fraud, the country is beginning to move ahead. The S&P 500 has rallied 6.04% as of the morning of this writing (November 18th) from the day after Election Day (November 4th) and is pricing in a smooth transition of power. This transition of power is what separates the United States of America from other countries in the world and is the backbone of what makes our country so strong. President Trump has displayed that he has no intentions to concede, and will fight the results of the election until he has extinguished every option. This uncertainty may provide some market volatility in the short term, but I expect that volatility to be short-lived.
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We are halfway through 2020 and it feels like we are at a crossroads. The first 6 months of 2020 have been a whirlwind, to say the least. Strictly speaking of the stock market, we saw the S&P 500 decline by an unprecedented fall of -33.92% in the span of a few weeks quickly followed by a slingshot rebound in the market of 44.47%. At the halfway point of the year, the S&P 500 was down -4.84% as of the close on June 30th. With everything that has happened this year, being down -4.84% feels pretty good.