The Patience Principle

“The Patience Principle” is an article written by Jim Parker, Vice President at DFA Australia Limited, for Dimensional Fund Advisors’ Outside the Flags column.   The Patience Principle from Financial Synergies Asset Management, Inc

Q3 2014 Newsletter

Q3 2014 Newsletter from Financial Synergies Asset Management, Inc

Taken Your Temperature Lately?

When our 28-year-old daughter, Caitlin, was just four months old, my wife and I noticed she was running a fever. We had been parents for exactly four months and began to get nervous about it. We had no parents handy … Continue reading

Can an App Really Help you Beat the Market?

One of the websites which is frequented by many of our clients and is thus on my radar is Yahoo! Finance. I admit that I regularly find myself worried that people may be derailed from their long-term investment strategy by … Continue reading

Q2 2014 Newsletter

Our 2nd quarter newsletter, featuring updates on the current state of the market, a mid-year recap of our portfolio, Schwab’s new technological advances with eSignature from DocuSign®, and understanding behavioral bias in investing.

Where Should the Market Be?

Last week the Dow Jones (^DJI) topped the 17,000 mark with a gain of about 3.25% for the year.  The markets have been on a tear for over three years with no significant downturn since the long forgotten technical correction … Continue reading

Q1 2014 Newsletter

Our 1st quarter newsletter features articles by the whole team. Q1 2014 Newsletter from Financial Synergies Asset Management, Inc

High-Frequency Trading and Long-Term Investing

If you keep up with the financial news outlets, you’ve probably been exposed to the latest debates on high-frequency trading (HFT).  In Michael Lewis’ new book, “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,” he says that the stock market is rigged.  His … Continue reading

Washington, the Economy, and Your Money

On April 1st, 2014, Financial Synergies will welcome Greg Valliere, Chief Political Strategist for the Potomac Research Group, to a special client event at Willie G’s in Houston. With over 30 years of experience covering Washington, Greg focuses on the … Continue reading

The Market Takes a Breather in January

After a year like 2013 stocks deserve a little breather, and that’s exactly what they got in January.  Stocks (S&P 500) ended the month down -3.5%, while bonds (Barclays Aggregate Bond Index) posted a 1.5% gain.  Last year stocks were … Continue reading