Planning for Change in the Market

Planning for Change in the Market

After what seemed like the longest winter ever, spring has finally arrived here in the Midwest. Temperatures are pleasant, the days are longer, grass is green again and baseball games are in full swing. It wasn’t long ago that it felt like winter would never end, but that feeling is quickly becoming a distant memory. [...]
Success In The Market Is Rarely Pain Free

Success In The Market Is Rarely Pain Free

The last few months of football here in Kansas City have been among the most entertaining I can remember. While the Chiefs didn’t advance to claim the ultimate prize in the end, this season was mostly a success, despite the pain of the recent playoff loss. The loss was largely overshadowed by the historic numbers [...]
Recent Market Volatility

Recent Market Volatility

As the first quarter of 2018 comes to a close, stock market volatility has come back into focus. There are many ways to quantify this, but one particular number of note is the number of days in which stocks move either up or down by at least 2% in a single trading day. It certainly [...]
Take a Cue from Soccer on Recent Market Volatility

Take a Cue from Soccer on Recent Market Volatility

As of yesterday’s close, U.S. stocks have fallen over 10% from their peak in late January (officially in “correction” territory). Given the smooth ride the market gave us in 2017, this recent volatility has spooked investors and have led many to feel compelled to “do something” about this downturn. This emotional response is normal In [...]