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The "Gift" of Market Volatility

The "Gift" of Market Volatility
​ Bad news isn't always a bad thing Have you ever noticed, some of your luckiest breaks come from events that initially seem like bad news? An illustration struck close to home for FVIM advisor Matt Ebeling when he and his wife attended an October event hosted by Decoding Dyslexia . After their daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia this summer, they...
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Long-Haul Investing and Parenting Parallels

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​ My poor kids. Someday, I'll have to apologize to them for mentioning them so often in our blog. But as a parent and an investment advisor I can't help myself. Write what you know, as the saying goes. So, how about those financial markets last week? They reminded me of the mixed emotions I have as my children's father and guardian. Usually, I'm bl...
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January Predictions of a Different Sort

Happy New Year! Have you ever noticed that January is an especially prime time for finding a flurry of market forecasts in your newsfeeds? Titles abound like "What to [fill in the blank] in 2018," with the blank replaced by timely tips such as "invest in," "buy," "sell" "expect," "avoid" … you get the idea. It's all the more tempting if the title i...
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Investment Lessons from a Christmas Gift?

With 'Tis the Season upon us, suffice it to say that gift expectations are running at a fever pitch here in our household. Our three kiddos can hardly contain themselves in their rush to remind us of their Christmas Day (or, more accurately, Christmas Pre-Dawn) gift-opening aspirations! Let's just say, yes, it's been a challenge to manage expectati...
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