Tag: Investment Decisions

Prediction Season – Navigating the Tips and Recommendations

Posted on: December 8, 2016| Current Events, Investment Decisions,

Prediction season is upon us. Towards the end of each calendar year, financial news outlets bring all sorts of voices to our TVs and radios to make predictions of what’s to come next year. In the coming weeks, you will see all manner of assertions and guarantees. Some will emphatically tell you to invest in […]

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Explaining Diversification and Why We Do It

Posted on: December 1, 2016| Behavioral Finance, Investment Decisions,

Diversification is hailed as “the only free lunch on Wall Street”, based on the famous quote by Harry Markowitz. Some of us accept this as a fact and take a diversified approach to our portfolios. Then, a stock our buddy picked quadruples its value or the S&P 500 outperforms other asset classes over a multi-year […]

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Managing Investments in a Trump Presidency

Posted on: November 10, 2016| Current Events, Investment Decisions,

Donald Trump will be the president of the United States. The world is not ending. We got up this morning and we went to work. Some of us are a little happier than we were Tuesday. Some of us are a little sadder. My job today isn’t to offer criticism or praise of the politics. […]

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Is The Stock Market Affected By a Presidential Election?

Posted on: November 3, 2016| Current Events, Investment Decisions,

Next week, Americans will head to the polls for the Presidential Election. Right now (and likely continuing for the next several months) there are prognosticators on every major financial network trying to predict how the market will perform in the short and long term under either Presidential candidate. We caution clients and investors to not […]

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Negative Interest Rates

Posted on: September 15, 2016| Current Events, Investment Decisions,

I’ve gotten a lot of questions concerning the concept of negative interest rates. Many seem to wonder how it’s possible for a bank to have a negative interest rate and why it would make sense for anyone to pay to give someone else their money. Regulated interest rates are a confusing topic to begin with […]

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What to Do With Your 401(k) After Changing or Leaving Your Job

Posted on: August 25, 2016| Investment Decisions,

Changing jobs or retiring is a very exciting time in anyone’s life. However, when leaving an employer, we leave behind more than just a boss and co-workers. For those of us that have spent at least a few years in a job, it’s common to have a decent balance in our 401(k), 403(b), SEP account, […]

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