The Problem with New Years Resolutions

The Problem with New Years Resolutions

As a client of Pitzl Financial, you have likely heard us reframe the modern concept of “Wealth.” While most people today associate the word with being materially rich, the origins of the word can be traced to Middle English, when it meant “the condition of well-being or happiness.” As we entered the New Year, our […]

America Has Voted...

America Has Voted…

It is the morning of November 9th, and I can see the sun rising in the distance as I write this. Let’s all pause and take one very big, deep, collective breath. It’s over, and we are all still here. This has been one heck of a ride. We, as a nation, have a great […]

The Votes are in – “Brexit” Wins

When we warned earlier this year to brace for significant market volatility throughout this election year, a “Brexit” is not what we had in mind. For those of you hearing this term for the first time today, you may want to get used to hearing it. We are going to hear a lot about it […]

Election Years and Stock Markets

Election Years and Stock Markets

Every four years, we get a lot of the same questions about elections and the stock market. In one form or another, people are generally asking how the market performs during election years. The graph at the right shows average market performance for each year of a presidential term. As such, the market will grow at […]

Mr. Market Has Quite a Temper

Mr. Market Has Quite a Temper

I had planned on writing this week about the fact that 2016 is an election year, and that the only certainty we have about any election year is that it is going to be emotionally charged and full of uncertainty. Given the way the stock market opened 2016 this week, we’ll stick with investing for […]

Summer Market Volatility

Summer Market Volatility

The last few days provided a not so subtle reminder that there is real risk investing in stocks. However, the true risk lies in how you react to the pit that formed in your stomach as global markets dropped. You see, that pit is our body’s biological response to fear. We are wired to seek safety when […]

The Financial Crisis in Greece

Weston Wellington of Dimensional Fund Advisors discusses the crisis in Greece and its impact on you and your portfolio.