Markets look a lot less efficient from the banks of the Hudson than from the banks of the Charles. -Fischer Black Besides the insurance industry, I cannot think of another industry more driven by statistics than the investment industry. This is ironic because the market is probably the most unpredictable force of nature. Just last […]
The Fairy Queen has sent you to do brave deeds in this world. That High City that you see is in another world. Before you climb the path to it and hang your shield on its wall, go down into the valley and fight the dragon that you were sent to fight. ― Margaret Hodges, […]
It’s never paid to bet against America. -Warren Buffett It looks like Buffett misspelled “ ‘Merica” is his allocution above. But his thought is true none-the-less. There are a few intrinsic reasons why this is so. However, I want to name 8 current tailwinds that should help propel the global markets to even higher heights […]
“…as it is often said, rare diseases considered together are not so rare!” – Genome.gov In Huntsville, Alabama, we are exposed to on-going research in genomics through the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. One of their research initiatives that stands out to me is that rare genetic diseases are rare on their own…but together, they are […]
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. – Warren Buffett You’ve determined that you need and/or want to invest in the stock market. You are attracted to the liquidity, easy access and relatively trustworthy information of public companies (stocks) as well as historical returns of the stock market. To meet your retirement […]
Don’t get caught performance chasing; past performance is no guarantee of future results. – Written (but rarely heeded) on every prospectus The first thing an investor looks for when selecting a fund is how well the fund has performed over time. Many novice investors stop there and don’t look at any other criteria. This is about […]
Selling at the right time is more difficult than buying. – Gerald Loeb You’re holding shares of ownership of companies (stocks), reaping earnings over the years, and perhaps you are wondering, “When do I sell this stock?” or “What is my exit strategy?” Maybe you have held a stock for a number of years, and […]
“[…] I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can.” – Herman Melville A major part of the reason why the global economy has become relatively more resilient in the face of ever-increasing global changes in technology, geopolitical and environmental regime change and the vicissitudes of business cycles is that […]
“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” – Mark Twain In recent years, college costs have skyrocketed much like they did in the 80s and 90s as seen in the chart below. This fact alone can be overwhelming for parents and grandparents trying to save for their children’s future education. The future […]
S&P 500 earnings ended up 10.3% year over year in the second quarter. Most of this growth came from the stabilizing/rebounding energy sector. The earnings growth estimate for the 3rd quarter is 2.9%….but actual earnings growth has beaten estimated growth by 2.9% on average for the last 5 years….sounds like analysts have been exceptionally pessimistic […]
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serves as HighTower Twickenham’s Financial Analyst and has spent almost 10 years specializing in finance. He earned a degree with Honors in Finance and is currently a Level 3 CFA Candidate.
Finance Friday is a blog that captures insightful yet witty market commentary along with thought leadership. Throughout the blog, John shares his passion for portfolio management that he provides to our clients while illuminating investment strategies and solutions.
Lauren Pearson, CFP®,
serves as Managing Director and Partner for HighTower Twickenham.
Lauren has a deep background working with attorneys and has studied at length their compensation structure and typical wealth trajectory. Through her research, portfolio construction and planning techniques she has created an effective way to help provide enhanced value across the stages of the attorney wealth lifecycle, and she shares this knowledge through the blog, Consilium.
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