October Market Commentary

by Joe Pitzl on
As you arise this morning, you have likely seen that the global stock market fell very sharply yesterday. It was the worst day for markets since this past February. The selloff continued overnight in foreign markets, pushing them downward toward their 20-month lows.

There's Gold in Them There Hills!

by Richard Hall on
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I was originally drawn to a career in investments with the idea I could outsmart the market. After all, CNBC was a staple in my dorm room during my college years. It was exciting to analyze the stock tickers as they scrolled by. I thought of each stock as a different opportunity to attain wealth. I was convinced I could find the winners and avoid the losers. I had little concept of risk and no inkling the impact ignoring it could have on future wealth.

Consuming Happiness

by Joe Pitzl on
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It is a common belief in modern society that money can’t buy happiness. Yet that does not seem to stop people from trying! People are consistently over-extending themselves, pushing their cash flow commitments to the limits as household debt levels continue to inch their way back up toward 2008 levels. Despite this, it may surprise many of you that I actually disagree with that statement. However, I do believe that many people just emphasize the wrong kind of “happiness” in their pursuit.