Q3 2014 Newsletter

Q3 2014 Newsletter from Financial Synergies Asset Management, Inc

Q1 2014 Newsletter

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

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

Worst Case Scenarios

Negativity has permeated our society of late. Predictions of disastrous consequences from the federal debt ceiling impasse abound. Some pundits worry that inflation arising from dramatic increases in the monetary supply will surely diminish our future lifestyles. European sovereign debt … Continue reading

Why Staying the Course is The Best Route

Remember 2008? Some of us kept our eye on the ball and maintained our long-term investment plans. Others panicked and went to cash, thinking that it would protect them from downside risk, and waited until the market “normalized” before they dove back … Continue reading

Take a Stand for What You Believe In

Aaron Tippin is a country music artist that rose to fame in the early 1990’s.  I was a teenager when his debut single was released, “You’ve Got To Stand For Something”.  It became a popular anthem for Americans as we … Continue reading

What Diversification Really Is (And What It’s Not)

Over the years I’ve come to realize that diversification can mean different things to different people.  Most financial advisors preach diversification, but I’m often astonished by the allocation strategies that pass for “diversification” in the financial planning industry.  Diversification is … Continue reading

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Benchmarks and Investor Psychology

There are millions of intelligent people in this country (don’t laugh- seriously!), many of whom invest their money in the securi­ties markets. Why, then, are there so few genuinely successful investors? In my opin­ion, the answer is simple – they … Continue reading

How Much Farther Can It Go?

As I write, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has closed at over 14,397, a 120% increase since its bottom of 6,547 at the market’s nadir exactly four years ago on March 9, 2009. Countless articles are being written on the … Continue reading