COVID-19 Update from SquareKnot Advisory Partners

March 20, 2020

To all my valued clients,


The last few weeks have been nothing short of extraordinary, from travel, sporting events, and entertainment suspensions to shortages of consumer goods at the supermarkets. The uncertainty has had an impact on the capital markets, which have seen tremendous volatility, as we have seen the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed over 25% in a matter of a few weeks. 

During times like these we must remain focused on long-term goals, strategy, and vision. It is easy to get distracted by the emotional impacts of significant market volatility and the corresponding impact such volatility may have on investment values. However, it is important to focus on the financial plans we have created together and with my counsel and direction, we should seek to remain calm and squarely concentrated on your financial goals.  Your planning analytics factor for these types of markets.

As a quick update, changes have been underway regarding tax filing deadlines, and I expect that you will see national news on this eminently.  Please work closely with your tax professional or legal consultant especially in light of current events and potential financial difficulties caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

I remain focused at Squareknot Advisory Partners. Focused on our charge as your advisory team, and the responsibilities we are entrusted with. Focused on the safety & continuity of business operations to ensure continuity of service and access that you, my clients need and expect. Focused on long-term visions & success in your financial objectives.  Finally, we are focused on you, and your safety by having created a comprehensive remote work environment for me and my team to operate seamlessly and at full capacity during the short time period which we are recommended to work from home.

I am fully committed to providing you with the support you need during this period of volatility, uncertainty, change, and ambiguity. Together we can get through this time & ultimately Achieve More Together.

More next week. Wishing you all good health, and warm wishes for a more relaxing weekend.


Yours very truly,

Christopher Gavin, CFP®, CMFC®, CRPC®

President & Lead Advisor

(203) 288-2990

Squareknot Advisory Partners


This is meant for educational purposes only.  It should not be considered investment advice, nor does it constitute a recommendation to take a particular course of action. Please consult with a financial professional regarding your personal situation prior to making any financial related decisions. The Dow Jones Industrial Average index is unmanaged and you cannot directly invest into an index. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.  (05/20)