Yearly Archives: 2016

Investor Temptations Near Market Tops

The current stock market bull has lasted longer than normal, yet it continues to rise. After stock market advances, it’s tempting to move a bigger portion of our portfolios into stocks or other risky assets. What’s the best way to … Continue reading

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Brexit and Investor Portfolios

The recent vote by the U.K. to leave the E.U. (Brexit) stoked market fears.  Stock markets fell and news headlines brought feelings of uncertainty to investors across the globe.  After falling sharply for several days, markets rebounded at the end … Continue reading

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Markets Fall and Recover in the First Quarter

Stock downturns are common. Every decade over the past 100 years has produced at least one loss of nearly 20% or greater and most decades have produced multiple bear markets(1). The current decade, however, is a notable exception because we … Continue reading

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One of the Most Important Lessons of Investing: Declining or Lackluster Markets may be Predictive of Gains

Since 1915 the stock market has gained 10% per year (1). However, those returns aren’t provided to investors equally every year. Instead, some years deliver losses, and others provide low single digit returns. High return years, when the markets move … Continue reading

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