Investment Management

Our Thoughts on Market Volatility

Stock markets experienced a swift correction over the last week. News of the spreading Coronavirus and the potential for economic disruption triggered a flight to safe investments as everyone does their best to assess the potential risks. The future is always uncertain, and we do not see any value in trying to predict the outcome….

Read More

This New Year, Resolve to Ignore Predictions

December is the perfect time for reflecting upon the year gone by, but also for anticipating what the next year might bring. In the finance world, this time of year comes with bold forecasts and predictions. Investors are tempted to act on the predictions of so-called “experts” as we grasp for some sense of how…

Read More

Giving and Receiving

In preparing for this blog, I asked my sons for their thoughts on what I should write about this month. My oldest, Carson, surprised me with his thoughtful response. “You should write about how people shouldn’t give just to be recognized.” I asked him to tell me more. “Well, I think sometimes people give money…

Read More

4 Thoughts on the Yield Curve

You may have seen the big news that the 2 year/10 year yield curve inverted on August 13th. This interest rate activity, and the 3% stock market drop that accompanied it, were meaningful enough to make it out of the financial news cycle and into the main stream. The Albuquerque Journal felt it warranted an all-caps…

Read More

Big Things Come in Small Packages

The power of compound interest is a broadly understood and well-documented phenomenon. I learned about compound interest and how it applies to personal finance early on in my financial planning training, but I recently came across an extreme example of it that took my appreciation of its capabilities to a whole different level. My story…

Read More