Commentary on Volatility
Click here for an interesting article from one of the Partners at Lord Abbett ("Volatility: Why This is Not the End of Days") provides some useful analysis into the strength of U.S. economic fundamentals and points to the absence of some of the primary stressors that would be expected if a recession were imminent. This is a quick read and valuable for all investors, especially if you're feeling a little nervous. Please don't hesitate to contact your advisor with any questions.
A Look at October 2018 Market Volatility
Recently, the Dow dropped more than 800 points, and the S&P declined by almost 100 points. But is this market volatility normal, or are we headed for trouble ahead? In a new preapproved article, Brad McMillan, CFA®, CAIA, MAI, managing principal, chief investment officer, puts this month’s market turbulence in historical perspective, plus evaluates what could be in store for the rest of 2018. Click here for the commentary.
Investmark Advisors Recognized as Five Star Wealth Managers for 2018
We are pleased to announce that Investmark Managing Principals Michael C. Kusick, CFP®, Jay M. Diamond, and Nicholas T. Christie, CFP® along with Principals Joseph P. Jandreau, CFA®, and Douglas E. Kerr have achieved recognition as 5 Star Wealth Managers for 2018.
Tune Out The Noise
This 2 minute video captures a core value of working with Investmark – the guidance to help you stay clear about what’s really important and to have confidence about your financial future through all market environments.
Lisa Seymour Joins Investmark’s Advisory Team
We are very happy to announce that Lisa Seymour has successfully completed her Series 66 exam and joined IAG’s professional advisory team as an Associate Advisory.
Now and Then – Perspectives on Investing from the Producer of The Big Bang Theory
Lessons for the Next Crisis
As your advisor, our role is to help you navigate through events you control (your retirement, house purchase, college planning) and those you can't control (market volatility, geopolitical issues) toward your long term goals. Continuing on our recent theme of preparation for potentially increased market volatility, we think the attached article from DFA does a great job of reviewing lessons from the global financial crisis a decade ago. Their opinions are very much in line with our investment philosophy (one of many reasons we are very pleased to be able to offer privileged access to DFA's strategies). It's a quick read and we think well worth it. Click here for the article.
Video: A Quick Perspective on Volatility (January 2016)
Although we originally posted this video in 2016, and 2017 saw an unusually low level of volatility, this 2-minute video is still worthwhile. Understanding the longer-term perspective is still very relevant for most investors. Hopefully, when we hit the inevitable 'bumps in the road', this vidoe will save you well more than two minutes of worrying! For a more in-depth look, you can also view our "Economy and Markets videos here. As always, please call or e-mail us with any questions.
*FiveStar: Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 2,218 Connecticut wealth managers were considered for the award; 283 (13 percent of candidates) were named 2017 Five Star Wealth Managers. (The criteria provided reflects the most recent year for which advisor received the award. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award, may vary from year to year). These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers' future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.
**FT Top 300 RIA: The Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisers 2016 is based on six broad factors, including adviser assets under management ($300 million minimum), asset growth, company's age, industry certifications of key employees, and compliance record and accessibility. 520 Registered Investment Advisers were considered; 300 (58% of candidates) were recognized. Not indicative of advisor's future performance. Your experience may vary. For the full methodology, please visit www.ft.com