Investment Management

A Broken Sneaker: A Metaphor for Uncertainty

The future is always uncertain, no matter how much we agree on what may come next. A recent example of this is the Duke and North Carolina basketball game on February 20th. This much-anticipated event drew significant attention. Tickets were selling at prices similar to the NFL Championship game. The packed crowd included big name…

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When the Road is Uncertain, Stay the Course

When the market is volatile, the temptation to sell stocks is strong, but it rarely benefits investors. According to Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, investors pulled $39 billion out of stock funds and over $8 billion from bond funds in the week ending Dec. 12, 2018. These extreme fund flows tell us that investors are selling…

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Correction Spelled with a “W”

Mark Twain is credited with saying that “History does not repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Market history is no exception. Stock markets are extremely unpredictable in short periods but we can draw clues and patterns from the past. Stock market corrections (like the one we have been experiencing over the last several weeks) seem…

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Looking Up During Market Downturn

“You must be busy” is a comment I hear a lot whenever we see market volatility. People assume our office becomes a hub for panic and fear during market downturns. This is far from the truth. The families we serve tend to be wise and patient investors who have experienced market volatility in their investing…

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Bubble Behavior

Every Monday morning, seven JMA team members meet for our Investment Committee. Much of our decision making is driven by quantitative analysis, but we also take time to share sentiments our advisors see in clients. The team is always on the lookout for behavioral red flags that can serve as a market indicator. We are…

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