I’ve been advising clients for 14 years now. It feels like I’ve discussed, written, ate, slept and breathed investment commentary and asset allocation advice more in the past three weeks than I have in the prior 14 years combined. As a financial planner, we are very disciplined in how we treat the markets, but fear… Continue reading Fear Abounds – So Now What?
No one knows with any real certainty how much, or for how long, the Coronavirus will impact the US economy. What we do know is that it will have an impact. We are seeing it on financial statements already, reading scary headlines, and feeling the anxiety and stress of the unknown. But while markets are facing… Continue reading The Markets Aren’t Confident, But We Are
In times of stress, most investors feel like they need to do something. Anything. Sitting back and being patient for things to get better after experiencing losses like last week isn’t easy. At the same time, the worst thing to do is overreact because stock market history also tells us, what came down, will over time,… Continue reading 3 Things to Consider Doing When the Market Drops
Happy 2020 everyone! As we speed through the start of the year, a fresh beginning, a new decade and what is also an election year, I’m willing to make some predictions for you. I’m not in the game of making guesses per se [I’d rather call them “reasonable assumptions”]. But I share these predictions to… Continue reading Ben’s (not-so) Bold Predictions for 2020
Are you familiar with the psychological testing using inkblots called the Rorschach Test? I thought about this test this week as a favorite economic commentator of mine referenced it in his weekly post. It spoke to me as more and more people have been asking me “what I think about markets” and how things will… Continue reading Financial Planning Is Less Math and More Like A Rorschach Test