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I’m writing this post on May 19, 2022 as I sit in the Denver airport, on my way back home from a Schwab meeting in California. And admittedly, I’m experiencing a very strong sense of deja vu. The last time I was in the Denver airport was February 2020. I was on my way to […]

Rocky Mountains & Rocky Markets

May 20, 2022

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Calm and perspective – two things we could all use some more of these days Recently, after a wild day in the markets, I decided to pull up two pictures, just to add some perspective Return of the S&P 500 from January 1, 2022 to May 11, 2022 Return of the S&P 500 from January […]

Breathe In, Zoom Out

May 12, 2022

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Earlier this week, I was doing my nightly Gmail inbox clean-out (yes, I strive for inbox zero and no, I can’t quite get there 😉 ). In between the ads, junk mail, and useful reminders was a hidden gem – an email newsletter from Dr. Brene Brown. If you know Brene’s work, you’ll understand that […]

The Space Between

May 12, 2022

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Note: Each week in this column, I’ll address a question discussed in recent client conversations. Who knows, it may just be on your mind as well This week, the topic is Growth versus Value. Recently, a client asked for some clarification on what those two terms actually mean and if we have a preference in […]

Client Question: Growth vs Value

May 5, 2022

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During 2020, I wrote frequently about the investing landscape.  I even drew a picture to illustrate what we were facing as we crossed the “Valley of Uncertainty” (you can read the blog posts from May, June, July, and September) So where is our investor now?  I was anxious to put my artistic skills to work […]

View from the Chair: Windermere’s Market Perspectives (January 2021)

February 3, 2021

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One silver lining of 2020 is that we hear from clients far more than we used too! If there ever was a year we all need to talk financial matters out, 2020 was it! We are loving the frequent discussions, debates, and opportunities to work thru this challenging time together. We’ve heard some similar questions […]

View from the Chair: Windermere’s Market Perspectives (December 2020)

December 9, 2020

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“Are we there yet?” When I was a kid, within about 20 minutes of any road trip, I would inevitably shout this question from the back of the station wagon. As we enter our sixth month of “life since COVID-19,” I’d venture to guess we are all asking ourselves this question in many areas of […]

View from the Chair: Windermere Market Perspectives (September 2020)

September 9, 2020

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View fullsize Many investors are still flying high after a very successful 2019. Returns for virtually all asset classes were above average in the year, coming off of a challenging end to 2018. Chart shows the returns by asset class for the year (click on chart to enlarge). Below are some key items we are […]

View from the Chair: Windermere’s Market Perspectives (January 2020)

January 18, 2020

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Each year, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. hosts a conference for investment advisors that custody assets on its platform. Pam just returned from the 2019 conference. Here are a few themes that were woven throughout the various sessions: 1. ) Remain vigilant: with markets reaching all-time highs during the conference, it’s fair to say that […]

Schwab’s IMPACT Conference 2019: 6 Key Takeaways

November 10, 2019

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Here we are again…after months of volatility and discussion of an impending recession, many markets have once again reached all-time highs. Such a sharp turn upward to asset prices in 2019 has many once again asking, “what now?” Here are a few things we are keeping in mind as we serve our clients in this […]

View from the Chair: Windermere’s Market Perspectives (November 2019)

November 10, 2019


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