Gratitude and Empathy

Gratitude and Empathy

Empathy is an important characteristic for a financial advisor, and as I talk to people about their financial concerns, I find myself worrying for them about those things too. Like when a business owner I work with told me if things don’t pick up in a few months...
The Inverted Yield Curve and You

The Inverted Yield Curve and You

One thing Republicans and Democrats generally agree upon is the importance of avoiding interference with central bank policy. If central bank leaders are politically motivated, they will naturally tend to implement policy that stimulates the economy leading up to...
Crisis Breeds Opportunity

Crisis Breeds Opportunity

No matter how you see things, 2017 was a tumultuous year. Some say we’re in a state of crisis.  Others say we’re on our way out of one. Your perspective may fall in between these two extremes, but one thing is certain: crisis or not, opportunities for improving...
The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall

They say every prognosticator is eventually right, and I’m starting to feel like it might be my moment.  But it’s a moment I never wanted to come, and it does not feel good. The bond market is finally opening its eyes to the handwriting on the wall. I’ve been saying...
Drowning in a Sea of Cash

Drowning in a Sea of Cash

I’ve been reminded a few times this week of how little there is in the way of investment opportunity in the current marketplace, and that we are drowning in a sea of cash. Recently I read an article about how Warren Buffett (or to be more specific, Buffett’s company...