Inflation, investing and innovation – how to stay calm amid uncertainty

By |2022-02-17T12:22:05-08:00January 12th, 2022|Blog, Financial planning tips and perspectives, Investment Management, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth, Staying the course|

Is inflation on your mind?  We would be surprised if it weren’t.  While we all have to weather inflation's short-term effects, we have reason for optimism over the long term.  Here’s a look at where we are right now. Inflation, labor shortages, and supply chains The effects of nearly two years of the pandemic [Read More]

Take a career break, push past limiting beliefs & more: inspiration for your 2022 goals

By |2022-05-15T11:43:20-07:00December 31st, 2021|Blog, Business Owners, Financial planning tips and perspectives, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth, Staying the course|

Providing our insights, observations and advice on issues midlife business owners and Gen X professionals encounter at this busy stage of life is a core part of the conversations we have with clients, prospective clients and interested followers. Throughout 2021, our CEO Greg Patterson and COO Lisette Smith, CFP® expanded beyond financial planning, investments, [Read More]

Why a market correction shouldn’t make you worry

By |2021-10-24T14:06:55-07:00October 24th, 2021|Blog, Fiduciary, Financial planning tips and perspectives, Investment Management, Investor behavior, Staying the course|

When stock market performance outpaces expectations for an extended period, as it has recently, the anticipation of a market correction (a drop of 10% of more) can worry investors.  But, should you be concerned?  After all, significant drops in the stock markets are fairly common, as are rebounds and new highs.  While market fundamentals [Read More]

Achieve your next big goal: 3 principles learned from qualifying for the Ironman World Championships at 50

By |2022-04-07T14:49:54-07:00September 9th, 2021|Blog, Financial planning tips and perspectives, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth, Staying the course|

What is one of your big life goals? What’s a wild dream you’d like to achieve? When you're in the midst of peak busyness, you may feel you can't go after what you desire. Not true! As we head into the last few months of 2021, now is the perfect time to reflect on [Read More]

Inflation and your investments

By |2022-04-07T14:33:09-07:00June 20th, 2021|Blog, Financial planning tips and perspectives, In the news, Institutional, Personal Wealth, Staying the course|

There has been a lot of talk lately about inflation, in great part because inflation has been so low for so long, but recently had a small spike. Unfortunately, when inflation is low, investors tend to forget it is a “sleeper risk,” gradually eroding their purchasing power and lowering after-inflation returns. Below are thoughts [Read More]

History lesson: election impact on the stock market

By |2020-10-16T14:55:19-07:00October 15th, 2020|Blog, Investment Management, Personal Wealth, Staying the course|

We’ve written before about uncertainty and the market volatility that often accompanies it, and we have experienced more than our share of both in 2020.  We know that these conditions can be beneficial for long-term investors, though it’s often hard to see this over the short-term.  Now, with the upcoming presidential election, new concerns [Read More]

7 advisory lessons from Ironman triathlons to make your Wealth & Life success easier

By |2022-04-06T12:20:57-07:00September 30th, 2020|Blog, General thoughts, Lifestyle, Personal Wealth, Staying the course|

Life is an endurance event.  What if the right clarity, plan and support made impossible goals possible? State what you want and play to your strengths. If you are committed and coachable, the limits are few.  I’ve experienced this firsthand on my journey of training and qualifying for the 2020 Kona Ironman Triathlon Championships [Read More]

The stock market is not the economy

By |2020-08-05T11:13:11-07:00July 31st, 2020|Blog, Investment Management, Quarterly thoughts, Staying the course|

The common phrase that “the stock market is not the economy” now seems more relevant than ever. Many are perplexed about the resilience of the stock market, despite ongoing coronavirus and economic concerns, after Q1 2020’s 21% drop and Q2’s big bounce-back of 22% (Russell 3000). The market is up 41% from the March [Read More]

Why rebalancing your portfolio in the midst of crisis is essential for long term success

By |2022-05-12T11:03:31-07:00April 9th, 2020|In the news, Blog, Investment Management, Investor behavior, Personal Wealth, Staying the course|

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the term rebalancing now extends past investment portfolios as we all rebalance our lives around staying at home, creatively social distancing, and protecting our health. It is a rebalancing act that people did not anticipate; we're all learning lessons that will linger on once this crisis is [Read More]

Video: Market and investor behavior perspectives related to the coronavirus

By |2020-07-20T13:28:45-07:00March 25th, 2020|Investor behavior, In the news, Staying the course|

Gain perspective about the confluence of events affecting the markets, including the coronavirus. What are the drivers of current volatility? Where do markets and diversified portfolios stand now? How does this market compare to the many volatile markets in the past? See how bad markets have strong recoveries. See why panic is not an [Read More]

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