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LPL 2019 Mid-Year Outlook

LPL Research Outlook 2019: FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets is filled with investment insights and market guidance for the year ahead. LPL Financial Research believes that even as investors [...]

LPL’s Recession Watch

Important Disclosures: Investing in stock includes numerous specific risks including: the fluctuation of dividend, loss of principal and potential illiquidity of the investment in a falling market. NYSE Composite Index measures the performance of all [...]

Bracketology 2019 – The Cost of the Colleges at Play

With the NCAA men’s basketball starting, something that I found hitting close to home as our family visits colleges for our daughter is the costs. In keeping with the theme of March Madness, here is [...]

The Art of Doing Nothing

Investments are kind of like soap . . . the more you handle it . . . the smaller it gets.In times of severe volatility, fear starts to engulf our minds. Today’s media, in large [...]

I Speak of Dividends . . . Because the Matter

For years, I have spoken about the importance of dividends as a component of potentially increasing long-term wealth. Dividends are one of the tenants of our investment philosophy and one aspect of our strategies we [...]

LPL Outlook 2019 – FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets

Emotional Biases – The Herding Behavior

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” ~ General George S. Patton The heard is often wrong. As the name indicates, Herding Behavior is a phenomenon observed in the animal kingdom. Schools of [...]

Emotional Biases – Anchoring

“the only thing we have to fear is fear itself” ~Franklin D Roosevelt Do you remember what you were doing 10 years ago at this time? I’ve asked a couple of people and they vaguely [...]

Comparing Yourself to Others …. to “The Market”…

Comparison theory was first put forth in 1954 by psychologist Leon Gestinger, who hypothesized that we make comparisons as a way of evaluating ourselves - especially in social settings. At its root, it is connected [...]

I 401K’d, Now What?

For years, you have saved diligently into your qualified plan - taking advantage of the tax-deferred growth. Hopefully enjoying the compounding effect that time provides. Your qualified plan, whether it be a 401K, IRA, SEP [...]

Trade Wars, Volatility and Why it Matters

When I was a young kid living in West Texas (El Paso to be exact), I remember having these wonderful dirt clod wars with my friends. During these “wars,” your closest friend became your enemy [...]

Patience Matters – Especially with Investing in Emerging Markets

Remember when you were a kid? Summer life was fairly simple. Life happened day-to-day. When you wanted something, it was rather immediate - not in a week let alone a year or longer. I think [...]

July 2019

LPL 2019 Mid-Year Outlook

By | July 1st, 2019|Categories: Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|Tags: , , , |

LPL Research Outlook 2019: FUNDAMENTAL: How to Focus on What Really Matters in the Markets is filled with investment insights and market guidance for the year ahead. LPL Financial Research believes that even as investors [...]

April 2019

LPL’s Recession Watch

By | April 1st, 2019|Categories: Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Important Disclosures: Investing in stock includes numerous specific risks including: the fluctuation of dividend, loss of principal and potential illiquidity of the investment in a falling market. NYSE Composite Index measures the performance of all [...]

March 2019

Bracketology 2019 – The Cost of the Colleges at Play

By | March 27th, 2019|Categories: Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|Tags: , , , , |

With the NCAA men’s basketball starting, something that I found hitting close to home as our family visits colleges for our daughter is the costs. In keeping with the theme of March Madness, here is [...]

March Perspectives

By | March 25th, 2019|Categories: Paramount Private Wealth Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The S&P 500 Index has staged an impressive rally after nearly entering a bear market December 24, with U.S. stocks notching their best start to a year since 1991. Stocks have climbed the “wall of [...]

February 2019

The Art of Doing Nothing

By | February 19th, 2019|Categories: Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Investments are kind of like soap . . . the more you handle it . . . the smaller it gets.In times of severe volatility, fear starts to engulf our minds. Today’s media, in large [...]

January 2019

I Speak of Dividends . . . Because the Matter

By | January 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

For years, I have spoken about the importance of dividends as a component of potentially increasing long-term wealth. Dividends are one of the tenants of our investment philosophy and one aspect of our strategies we [...]