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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 […]

The Life Changing Power of Expert Advice

The Life Changing Power of Expert Advice

Like most eighth-grade boys, I thought I had it all figured out. I was proudly “self-taught” and didn’t need anyone to tell me what to do, especially when it came to my golf game. My mother knew better, however. Behind my back, she scheduled a lesson for me with Troy Wright, a local golf instructor. Reluctantly, […]

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.

How U.S. Open Winners and Successful Investors Manage Their Risks

How U.S. Open Winners and Successful Investors Manage Their Risks

Back in 2006, during the U.S. Open’s final day of play, Phil Mickelson stood on the 18th tee at Winged Foot Golf Club with a one-stroke lead over Geoff Ogilvy, giving him an opportunity to capture his first victory in that prestigious tournament. After a wayward tee shot, Phil, who is known for his risky […]

Market Peaks - The Intersection of Paralysis, (Over)Confidence and Complacency

Market Peaks – The Intersection of Paralysis, (Over)Confidence and Complacency

On a recent trip to Park City, Utah, we ventured over to the most intimidating ski terrain I have ever been to – Snowbird Resort. The mountain is littered with steep grades and cliffs, exposed rock, narrow cat tracks and some of the highest ski lifts I have ever been on. If you take any […]