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What to Focus on During Periods of Volatility
It's important to remember what matters and what you can control. Your CCM advisor is here to help.
Managing Through Current Events and Related Volatility
Three things to keep in mind in the midst of stock market volatility.
All-Time Highs: What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future (VIDEO)
Context for 2021 market performance and how investors can best influence performance.
Let’s Talk About Inflation
Inflation is a hot topic in today's headlines. Here's our view on what matters most.
One Year Ago Today
Our job as integrated wealth advisors is to understand how this market rally impacts each client's financial plan and wealth goals, and to account for the reality that returns moving forward will likely be far less exciting than the previous 12 months.
Don't Call it a Comeback
While small value stocks have struggled in recent years, a longer perspective reveals that small value stocks have been outperforming quite regularly throughout market history.
Conversations With CCM: Déjà Vu—2020 or 1999?
A deeper look at comments made by Warren Buffett that underscore the importance of value investing.
A Tale of Two Quarters … and the 160 Prior
2020’s second-quarter rise in equity market performance was as dramatic as the previous quarter’s decline.
The Adverse Effect of News Headlines (VIDEO)
Absorbing daily news headlines can adversely effect an investor’s perspective on their portfolio—drawing them into making connections that may not be in their best interests long term.
A Rollercoaster of Change
With volatility in financial markets and the global economy, it's important to focus on the big picture.
Market Valuations—A Historical Perspective
A look at where market valuations sit and what they mean for disciplined long-term investors.
How is the Fed Dealing with the Coronavirus Crisis?
Learn what actions the Federal Reserve is taking to ensure market liquidity in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
Vanguard's Market Perspectives
This month's Market Perspectives from Vanguard touches on all of the new information the market is digesting.
Revisiting the 2019 Yield Curve Inversion
Our recommended reading today is a throwback to March 27, 2019.
Mosquitoes and BBQs: Minnesota Twins and Equity Market Highs
Data shows that markets reward investors for remaining invested, regardless of where they start.
Why We Won’t Panic Because the Yield Curve Inverted (And Neither Should You)
Last week, on March 22nd, the yield curve inverted once again, the first time doing so since 2007. This event is going to get a lot of publicity and we want to bring you additional context.
Looking Back at Ten Years Since the Market Bottom of March 9, 2009
Investors don’t have to look too far back in time to remember the poor performance of the tech bubble in the early 2000s or the financial crisis of 2008.
The Evidence-based Value of Owning a Globally Diversified Portfolio
Putting aside the “noise” that can distract investors, the evidence is conclusive—it is very, very difficult to choose individual securities or investment vehicles that beat a diversified portfolio’s return. Especially in times of volatility there can be an emotional desire to “do something” even when it is not supported by evidence and is certainly not in one’s best interest.
What the U.S. Open and Mutual Fund Investing Have in Common
Rather than chasing past performance, investors are better served to adopt a strategy they can implement and maintain over time.
A Historical Perspective on Market Conditions
In 2017, the U.S. stock market rose steadily, while market conditions in 2018 have been a splash of cold water. It’s important that we view this recent volatility with perspective and understand just how unusual the market environment was in 2017.
In Like a Lamb, Out Like a Lion
For investors deciding stock market exposure is appropriate, a disciplined approach with a long-term view is a more prudent course of action than reacting to new market highs.
Markets Have Rewarded Discipline
A disciplined investor looks beyond the concerns of today to the long-term growth potential of markets.
Stock Market Decline 2.5.18: Context Matters
The stability of markets recently has distorted our perception of what market volatility can feel like. Keep context in mind.
Play-Doh, Palm-Reading, and Predictions: How Clear Is the Future in the Markets?
Even though we all know that it’s impossible to see the future, it’s hard not to want to believe an exception may exist and get drawn into the dream.
Sticking With Your Investment Approach in the Tough Times
Market volatility is a part of investing. To enjoy the benefit of higher potential returns, investors must be willing to accept increased uncertainty.
End of an Era
Thoughts on the impact of quantitative easing and challenges facing the Federal Reserve as they embark into unknown territory.
Ten Market Lessons From 2016
Despite the volatility, last year ended up being an excellent one for investors who maintained a long-term perspective.
Measuring All of the Factors That Make Up a Year
It’s with reflecting on the events over the past year and the experiences investors had, both positive and negative, that we are able to celebrate the results.