Remember: Volatility is Normal

Remember: Volatility is Normal

Major U.S. stock market indices climbed into record territory during August. They gave back some gains last week. Peter Wells of Financial Times explained: “Speculation about a fresh round of tariffs on Chinese imports from the Trump administration weighed on U.S....
STAY ON TARGET

STAY ON TARGET

As a Generation X financial advisor, I was raised on Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo taking on the Empire with the support of some droids and those adorable little Ewoks. I am absolutely thrilled with the reboot of the franchise for today. I’m one of those...
It’s about time. I was worried the market was broken.

It’s about time. I was worried the market was broken.

Thank goodness the markets corrected last week. The thing can’t just go up and up… and up. The return of volatility is the return to normal. We embrace volatility as the normal operation of healthy markets. In our January client letter we referred to the experience of...
Are You Easily Distracted?

Are You Easily Distracted?

My post last week about avoiding pessimism got me thinking. Why is it so hard for investors to hang-in there during normal market volatility? I think the answer is simple: we get distracted. The same precept holds true when I practice my mindfulness meditation every...
Little Country. BIG Trouble!

Little Country. BIG Trouble!

North Korea may be a little country, but it can churn up big trouble. The possibility that verbal hostilities between the United States and North Korea could trigger geopolitical conflict had investors on the run last week. In the United States, the Standard &...
Weekly Perspectives – October 27, 2014

Weekly Perspectives – October 27, 2014

Check Out Jonathan K. DeYoe in Huffington Post – Money   The Markets After a week that left investors wondering what’s next – much like fishermen on a lake as the wind kicks up and the water gets choppy – the wind settled and the fish started biting. U.S. stock...