Posts Tagged ‘stock market’

“Not so fast, my friends”

Monday, November 17th, 2008 by Cass Chappell, CFP®

"What can I do to capitalize on the current market downturn?" A frequent recommendation, which affects most of our clients, is to consider increasing retirement contributions.  If you can afford to increase ... more »

Fill ‘er Up, Please!

Monday, October 27th, 2008 by Charles Mayfield, CFP®

Gas prices have been extremely high and unpredictable thus far in 2008.  Several weeks ago I was travelling home from work.  As I approached the gas station I pass nearly every ... more »

Reversion to the Mean

Friday, October 10th, 2008 by Cass Chappell, CFP®

                                                                   On CNBC this morning, terms like "oversold" and "irrational pessimism" were uttered frequently.  Countless charts and graphs showing stock prices and current yields were abundant (some of them were amazing!).  Comparisons ... more »

Asset Class Returns vs. a Balanced Portfolio

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 by Cass Chappell, CFP®

Another slide from the JP Morgan "Guide to the Markets 3Q 2008" series.                 Each color on the chart (click here for a bigger version) represents a different major asset class, year by ... more »

Time IN the market, not TIMING the market

Monday, October 6th, 2008 by Cass Chappell, CFP®

                                                                          Yes                                         No        With the recent volatility in the markets, investment companies have re-doubled their efforts in providing advisors like us with materials meant to "calm the nerves" of our ... more »

Words of Wisdom From a Legendary Investor

Monday, September 29th, 2008 by Cass Chappell, CFP®

  As much as I would like to come up with witty things to say or profound ideas about investing that are fresh and inspirational, sometimes you just have to "borrow" it ... more »

Chasing Fool’s Gold

Monday, September 15th, 2008 by Charles Mayfield, CFP®

                                                                                           In the wake of the recent Olympic Games, I'm inclined to draw on the parallels between those fantastic events and the ‘not so fantastic' events that have unfolded in our economy ... more »

What’s the excuse gonna be this year?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008 by Cass Chappell, CFP®

I saw this attachment the other day and felt compelled to share...  If you had invested $10,000 in the US Stock Market (S&P 500 Index, which is unmanaged and cannot be ... more »

Splitting 8’s- Your Money and Your Emotions

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008 by Charles Mayfield, CFP®

In a recent ‘boys trip' to Biloxi for gambling, I had an experience that related directly to the market...and thought it appropriate to share my experience. My hope is that this ... more »