Investing Principles

PUT A PORTION OF YOUR PORTFOLIO WITH INDEPENDENT THINKERS WHO CAN ACT ON THEIR ANALYSIS

August 4, 2019
PUT A PORTION OF YOUR PORTFOLIO WITH INDEPENDENT THINKERS WHO CAN ACT ON THEIR ANALYSIS

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LOOK FOR FIRMS WHERE MANAGERS INVEST CONSIDERABLE SUMS ALONGSIDE SHAREHOLDERS

July 5, 2019
LOOK FOR FIRMS WHERE MANAGERS INVEST CONSIDERABLE SUMS ALONGSIDE SHAREHOLDERS

  • How much money portfolio managers have invested in their own funds is a key criteria used to judge funds
  • Significant “skin in the game” is seen as important indicator of management commitment & responsibility
  • SEC requires disclosure of managers’ investments in funds they manage

Information available:

  • – Mutual fund’s Statement of Additional Information in prospectus
  • – SEC’s electronic data gathering, analysis, and retrieval database (EDGAR)

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PAY ATTENTION TO THE CULTURE OF THE PEOPLE AND FIRMS YOU INVEST WITH

June 29, 2019
PAY ATTENTION TO THE CULTURE OF THE PEOPLE AND
FIRMS YOU INVEST WITH

  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
  • Certified Investment Management Associate (CIMA)

Does the advisor:

  • Understand & agree with your objectives?
  • Pay attention to your comfort levels?
  • Have a realistic & workable plan to achieve your goals?
  • Have the same values & priorities?
  • Emphasize long-term outcomes & investments?

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INVEST WITH FUNDS AND FIRMS THAT ARE COMMITTED TO PATIENT INVESTING

April 5, 2019

INVEST WITH FUNDS AND FIRMS THAT ARE COMMITTED TO PATIENT INVESTING

  • Short-term oriented world
  • Investors under pressure to fire underperforming funds and hire outperforming funds
  • Most investment managers and firms don’t have patience, ability or desire to stick with long-term strategy

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PAY ATTENTION TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE

March 22, 2019

PAY ATTENTION TO THE FEDERAL RESERVE

  • U.S Central Bank is the most powerful financial institution in the world
  • Fed increasingly open about its policies
  • What Fed Chairman and Fed policy statements say matter
  • Fed decisions affect financial markets and economic conditions globally
  • Follow Fed policies on their website www.federalreserve.gov

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