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Diversify, Rebalance, Rinse, Repeat

By John Petrides on September 2, 2020

Since the future is unknown, diversification remains the hallmark to capital preservation in our estimation. There may be short periods of time where seemingly different asset classes move in the same direction, but over time, reducing correlation among assets within a portfolio is crucial to protecting your generational wealth.

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Chairman’s Letter 2Q20

By Robert Kleinschmidt on July 28, 2020

Dear Fellow Investors, Unprecedented is a word that gets tossed around so frequently these days that it is, well, unprecedented. More often than not, the word is misused to mean something other than, or in addition to, “without precedent.” Rather, it gets used to mean “a really big deal” or “exceedingly rare” or, more likely, …

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Be a Bear-Market Buyer

By Joseph Piropato on May 15, 2020

The stock market’s wild swings so far in 2020 have been enough to unnerve many experienced investors.  And while it’s extremely important to be mindful of near-term liquidity needs, we believe it’s essential to be a buyer in a bear market in order to build long-term, multi-generational wealth. In sharp drawdowns and bear markets that …

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Volatility vs. Risk

By Paul Kleinschmidt on April 28, 2020

Time is the investor’s friend and the speculator’s foe. Why?  One reason is that many market participants tend to confuse risk and volatility. For long term investors (and really, there is no other kind) volatility represents not a true risk, as in complete loss of principal, but an aggravation, and, very often, an opportunity.  This is …

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Public Service Warning: Don’t Time the Market

By John Petrides on March 3, 2020

The S&P 500 just hit a record! However, it’s not one to celebrate. The market had its fastest 10% correction ever! It took just six days to turn investor sentiment from being risk-on to risk-off. Since August of 2019, the market’s rise could either be viewed as impressive or ostrich-like. Stocks ran up in the …

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