The Weekly Mix (2/21/2016-2/27/2016)



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Abundance (The Reformed Broker) Post of the year, at least so far. If you only click one of these links, make this the one.  It may come across as more of a rant than a post, and I believe that is intentional, but it’s brilliant–I just hope we don’t really get the washout that is suggested. It’s no secret that I have a lot of respect for Josh Brown, and it’s almost a guarantee that one of his posts will show up on my weekly list. The man can write! If you have the time, use the link in his post to read his birthday post from a year ago.  

Warren Buffett’s Shareholder Letter 2015, Annotated (Bloomberg.com) The annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter written by Warren Buffett is something that those of us in the investment world look forward to. Warren has a way with words that is inspiring to us who are responsible for communicating complicated topics to our clients–he makes everything easy to understand. You probably won’t read Warren’s entire letter, but you should not miss the bottom of page 7 and page 8. 

Decision Making Under Pressure (CFAinstitute.org) A little insight and reminder that the human brain is hardwired to make bad financial decisions. Many investors allow their emotions to get the best of them, which is why a financial advisor is so valuable.

Managing Risk vs. Managing Return (A Wealth of Common Sense) “Successful investors look to control risk, first and foremost, with the understanding that the returns will come eventually”- Ben Carlson Write that down!

The Presidential Election and the Market (The Independent Market Observer) The 2016 Presidential Election will only continue to grab headlines, and Brad McMillan reminds us that the market volatility will continue throughout the election season. We’ll see if he’s right.

Is the Fed Running Out of Ammo? (A Wealth of Common Sense) It’s not the first, nor will it be the last time we see headlines like this.



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