Category Archives: Market Timing


Brexit bloat . . . The best way to cut bureaucracy is to kill it in its shell, before has a chance to grow. Britain is learning that painfully as it prepares to sever its EU ties. 43 years is … Continue reading

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The Problem is Fear, Not Volatility

Volatility must be present if you are going to get a return that is higher than fixed-income products can give you. Let’s say you own stocks and you go through a period of volatility. So you call your advisor. Let’s also say … Continue reading

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What Should an Investment Manager Do For You?

Rather than participating in all of the speculative hype so prevalent on Wall Street, your money manager should help you focus on what you can control and make sure you are aware of what you cannot control.

“NO” is the answer I give most frequently to those who ask me investment questions.

Should I buy Google if it goes below $400? NO

Should I load up on health care sector stocks because of the aging population? NO

Should I buy more emerging market or small company stocks because they tend to do better after a recession? NO

The list goes on…. Continue reading

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I Coach Investors

So, Evan, what is it you do for a living?

We are often asked this question by folks who don’t know us very well – at luncheons, in the lobby at church, even in some larger extended family events.

I have often answered that question in a way that is less than accurate because (I think) it would be easier for the person I’m talking to to understand. Some of my more common responses have been… Continue reading

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Should I buy Google at $420?

I’m at the lake this weekend and talking with my 19 year old nephew, Chris, about Google’s current stock price. He’s done some research and thinks at $420 per share, this company may be a buy. “It’s been over $800,” he posits. “It’s a … Continue reading

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