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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 [...]

December 2018

October 2018

Emotional Biases – The Herding Behavior

By | October 24th, 2018|Categories: Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“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

By | October 18th, 2018|Categories: Featured News, Paramount Private Wealth Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

“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 [...]

October 2018 Market Volatility – LPL Market Update

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September 2018

MIDYEAR 2018 Outlook

By | September 25th, 2018|Categories: Paramount Private Wealth Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Gauging the Economy – Riding the Rails

By | September 14th, 2018|Categories: Paramount Private Wealth Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |

In trying to judge how an economy is performing, there are several indicators that can be analyzed. Some are leading indicators - those that measure growth and expansion i.e. people doing better financially; new orders [...]