Q1 2014 Newsletter

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

The Fund with the Odd Name

When first mentioned in client meetings, the Merger Fund sometimes elicits looks of confusion or curiosity from its name alone.  It doesn’t sound like the other names in your portfolio, and it doesn’t act like them either.  It’s considered an … Continue reading

Low for Longer: A More Active Approach to Fixed Income

“Low for Longer” is Blackrock’s investment theme heading in to 2014. The Low for Longer tag line is their way of expressing a forecast of tepid economic growth, easy monetary policy and, consequently, low interest rates. Investment catchphrases such as … Continue reading

Is Now a Good Time to Start Investing?

“Is now a good time to start investing?”  It’s a simple question, but it’s almost impossible to answer because it requires a market prediction. Most people agree that trying to predict the market is impossible, but it’s human nature to … 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