4th Quarter Investment Results and More.

Our investment management clients will now find preliminary 4th quarter reports posted in their secure folders. It was a pretty good quarter for most, with the average total return being a gain of 1.92%. The cost of living decreased by approximately 0.15%. Final inflation numbers will become available around the 20th of January. Category returns for the quarter, and the year are shown below.… Read more →

Peter Lynch, ZIRP and Truth.

In the “I knew it!” department, the Wall Street Journal recently posted this headline: Peter Lynch, 25 Years Later: It’s Not Just ‘Invest in What You Know’ Back in the late 80s and early 90s Mr. Lynch wrote several books promoting the idea that any average Joe could win at the investing game by simply “Investing in what you know.” That… Read more →

Happy Thanksgiving and Some More Stuff.

This week we Americans celebrate my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. The idea is to pause from our usual daily pursuits in order to give thanks for all of the really good stuff in life. And when I say really good stuff of course I’m talking about mashed potatoes, gravy, turkey and stuffing. No, actually those are only the “good stuff.” The “really… Read more →

So, where’s my paperless office?

In this blogpost, in addition to discussing the paperless office question I will share some information regarding inflation, techknowledgy¹ and the continuing value of investment diversification. But, first a brief update for our asset management clients follows below: Midway through the 4th quarter of 2015 our investment clients are all experiencing positive growth. The client with the highest return so far this… Read more →