The elusive ‘bottom’
April 22, 2020  | By Kevin Smith

Seeking the bottom of the market is risky business. The conditions that caused The Great Recession of 2007/2008 had nothing in common with our current crisis, but the feeling of watching stocks fall is similar. Investors are struggling with a…Read More

All Bull Markets Will End… And Come Back
February 28, 2020  | By Kevin Smith

We are still technically in a Bull market and have been for about 11 years. When we zoom out and take a deep breath, there is some solace in seeing that Bear markets tend to be much shorter than Bull…Read More

Strategy Breakdown: Selling the Highs and Buying the Dips
May 6, 2019  | By Kevin Smith

One of the most commonly referenced investment strategies must be “sell the highs and buy the dips”. Why is it so popular? Makes sense. Hard to argue against. Easy to apply (in theory). Low cost to execute. High profile investors…Read More

2018 Year-End Trading
January 15, 2019  | By Kevin Smith

The stock market brought us gifts just in time for Christmas. The chart above show the % declines from all-time highs over the past five years for the S&P 500. Christmas Eve just happened to be the most significant pull…Read More

Donor-Advised Funds for Flexible Charitable Giving
December 11, 2017  | By Kevin Smith

A Donor-Advised Fund (DAF) is a convenient way make charitable gifts over a long period of time. Here’s how it works: 1) Set up a DAF investment account. 2) Fund the account with a charitable donation and enjoy the tax benefit…Read More

New Service: 401(k) Account Management
November 6, 2017  | By Kevin Smith

If you have a 401(k) plan through your employer, chances are that it is receiving the majority of your new investments each year. In a lot of cases, it is the BIGGEST investment account in a household. Until now, we…Read More