Tag Archives: volatility

  • The Crash of 1987—Then and Now

    It wasn’t quite the Kennedy assassination, “9/11”, or the O.J. verdict, events where time seemed to stand still for a few moments.  But don’t tell that to the Wall Street traders and advisers who lived through “Black Monday,” the bloodiest day in stock market history, October 19, 1987.  On that day, the Dow Jones Industrial […]

  • Economic Disruption

    Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria wreaked havoc within a few weeks of each other.  Houston was hit with historic rainfall from Harvey, and much of Florida was ravaged by wind damage from Irma.  But Puerto Rico suffered the most out of the Caribbean islands with Maria making landfall in September.  The U.S. territory was already […]

  • The S&P 500 and Emotional Pitfalls

    As part of the investment committee for our firm, I often have conversations with clients and our advisor team about all kinds of investment related topics.  We discuss proper allocation, RMD strategies, tax related matters, risk-adjusted return, the merits of diversification, comfortable rates of distribution, the psychology of investing, and the list goes on, and […]