Volatility Can Actually Work In Your Favor

September 7, 2016

Following our belief that “volatility is not risk”, this article describes how investments with greater volatility can add performance to a portfolio.

“Risk is not knowing what you are doing!” -Warren Buffet

30 Year Stock Market Returns

June 7, 2016

In times like these, when the stock market has gone through another decline (as typical as it was) and is currently in recovery, it’s important to remind ourselves that despite the volatility, equities continue to provide higher growth then cash or bonds.

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Investment Market Outlook

May 9, 2016

I regularly read a lot of different views on the market to try to get a combined perspective. Predicting short term market movements are difficult and very risky – especially if we change our long term strategy based on a short term outlook. However I found Jim Paulsen’s (Chief Investment Strategist Wells Capital Management in the US) recent analysis interesting.

Paulsen feels the US S&P 500 will trade between about 1800 and 2200 and likely end the year flat. But there are four positive forces that could increase investor optimism and provide a boost to equity markets:

1 – Since commodity prices are showing signs of increasing, thoughts of deflation are subsiding.

2 – Corporate profits will likely be better than thought in the latter half of this year.

3 – Global economies appear to be heading towards a synchronized economic recovery.

4 – Also, fear has returned among investors – typically a good sign that the market is about to turn

For all the details from Jim’s outlook: May-2016 Jim Paulsen Outlook.