Is the market good or bad right now? Seriously, answer the question for yourself.
Wall Street Steward Blog
Every once in a while, something happens that elicits a good belly laugh. In this business, the ability to add levity to a situation is a true talent. We deal with so many serious, stressful issues so when something happens that makes me laugh, I remember it…and blog it.
When you think of investment risk, what comes to mind? For most people, it is the potential of losing their money. You know the drill – you invest $10,000 and almost immediately it plummets to $8,000.
Some of you will remember reading about the weekend several months ago when my wife went out of town (also known as the weekend that I took care of our 3 children SOLO).
Our outlook for the year is based on many counterbalancing forces keeping the markets on a path of moderate growth accompanied by the return of volatility.
Customer service is becoming a lost art these days. Most companies either have more $business$ than they know what to do with and don’t care if they lose a sale, or are ignorant to the fact that their service is subpar.
Recently, I was running late for an appointment at another branch. I was on pace to be about 15 minutes late, and, as usual when you are running late…I caught every single red light and got stuck behind the 4 foot 3, 92 year old lady.
Like a slogan that has a nice rhyme and broad appeal, Washington has suddenly embraced the mantra of fiscal austerity. But the markets are not buying it.
If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, then you know that I am tough on my own industry. Although it is not my intention to criticize other advisors, I feel as though our industry has earned its reputation through plenty of corruption and self-serving advice.
Often times when I meet with a prospect, the conversation turns to which investments they hold and where they are held.