The stock market is unpredictable, especially in the short term. It is impossible to always pick winning stocks or select the best mutual fund managers who will always beat the market. An individual may guess correctly, but luck is not the same thing as skill. One of our jobs as professional investors is to provide the best advice based on our experience and knowledge. However, our most important job in this area is to guide you through the ups and downs of the market in order to make decisions that are going to play out in your best interest for the long game – meeting your life goals.
Even though the short – term market is hard to predict, we do know that over the long run, markets work. We also know that certain factors can help contribute to our clients’ success. We know that risk and return are related: riding out the ups and downs of stocks today results in long-term returns. Diversifying and buying different stocks and bonds across many different market segments, helps control portfolio risk. Reducing expenses and managing tax impact provides an extra layer of value beyond simple investment returns. This is the best approach when faced with uncertainty. We will be with you every step of the way.