Since the market low March 9, 2009, a tidal wave of buying has lifted many market indices to unprecedented levels and taken many equity portfolios with it.

For many decades, the United States Coast Guard patrolled U.S. waters prepared for anticipated events as well as the unexpected. Like the Coast Guard, investors need to be aware of potential events and plan accordingly. This might be an appropriate time to review previous plans and perhaps alter them to reflect current market conditions.

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