If Short-term Predictions are Tricky… What about Long Term Forecasts?

In their paper Evaluation and Ranking of Market Forecasters a team of statistical researchers from the U.S. and Australia sought to rank the accuracy of 68 prominent financial forecasters. The study looked at 6,627 predictions made over a 14-year period about the S&P 500. The time frame of the predictions varied from three to twelve months. What [...]

By |2020-09-15T12:31:28-04:00July 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on If Short-term Predictions are Tricky… What about Long Term Forecasts?

The Bumpy Road to the Market’s LTA

As I've written in many previous email blasts, we're going to be bumping along between a couple 'guard rails' - 23,000 and 24,000 until the market gets some good news. And while we're traveling this crazy road, it's sometimes difficult to see the bigger picture, especially when the media is blaring doom and gloom 24/7. [...]

By |2020-09-15T12:35:53-04:00May 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Bumpy Road to the Market’s LTA

Wait for it….

Follow the money. Goldman Sachs is stepping out with some bullish commentary. Market Watch reported, "a team of Goldman Sachs strategists led by David Kostin, says the worst of the market rout is behind us. A 'previous near-term downside of 2000 [for the S&P 500] is no longer likely. Our year-end S&P 500 target remains [...]

By |2020-09-15T12:35:54-04:00April 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wait for it….

3 Common Investing Mistakes

Timing the market - Although the financial markets can be remarkably steady over longer time periods, sharp short-term movements in security prices are increasingly frequent. Choosing the ideal moment to buy or sell is difficult, and investors who attempt to time the market may end up missing periods of exceptional returns. Ignoring the power of [...]

By |2020-03-19T11:34:01-04:00March 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Common Investing Mistakes

Will Coronavirus Make Your Portfolio Sick?

The Coronavirus outbreak is causing panic worldwide and almost everywhere investors look, the headlines seem daunting when it comes to the epidemic and their portfolios. What is an investor to do amid these circumstances? First and foremost, everyone must understand the incentives of the news outlets pumping out these headlines. They are attempting to sell [...]

By |2020-03-11T10:37:26-04:00March 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Will Coronavirus Make Your Portfolio Sick?

In the Blink of an Eye

Well... it's Monday following an 11% drop in the DOW from last week. And what's happened? When financial markets hit periods of volatility like this past week, these questions inevitably fly around: Is this the right time to sell? Why are my account balances dropping? Shouldn't you (the advisor) be doing something? Shouldn't I change [...]

By |2020-03-11T10:26:35-04:00March 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on In the Blink of an Eye

Do you let emotions impact your financial decision-making?

A lot of people like to think they’re making decisions based on logic and facts, but the truth is emotions typically play a role in our decision-making process. As you can imagine, we have many strong feelings when it comes to our money and that can become a problem for your retirement plan. Do you [...]

By |2020-03-10T18:36:11-04:00February 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Do you let emotions impact your financial decision-making?

The Sky is NOT Falling!

It finally happened. A bona fide selloff took hold on Wall Street Monday after investors spent weeks attempting to come to terms with the potential impact of COVID-19 as it spreads in countries outside of China, notably Italy and Iran, threatening to dent global supply chains and economies. There are now 79,339 cases of COVID-19—the [...]

By |2020-03-10T18:28:53-04:00February 24th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Sky is NOT Falling!

Trade Wars Are Nothing New

With the U.S. and China dominating the news over the last several months as they dispute tariffs being waged on each other, the headlines seem relentless, confusing and daunting. Let's face it, the terminology of trade wars and tariffs is complicated. And most people don't stop to investigate the history or context. The nonstop scare [...]

By |2020-01-22T20:53:33-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trade Wars Are Nothing New

They Changed The Rules AGAIN!

And here you thought you had things wired. But this is Congress we're talking about and there's a LOT of money at stake. Now, any plans you may have had for 'legacy' to children were just changed. One of the most significant changes made by the SECURE Act to impact clients is the elimination of [...]

By |2020-01-22T20:53:49-05:00January 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on They Changed The Rules AGAIN!
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