Benchmarks May Not Be a Helpful Guide Making investment decisions based on a “benchmark” can lead to under-performance, ill-timed decisions, knee-jerk reactions, and excessive risk. For most investors, the common benchmark is the S&P 500 index, often due to simply being widely recognized. However, most investors do not own anything similar to this index that…

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Choose This Because You Can… It was Monday. Some dread it. Some love it. Some wait around to see what the day delivers before they decide what kind of day it will be. There are others who decide what kind of day it will be from the start. As I stood in the kitchen on…

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If Only Investing Worked Like a Highlight Reel Last week was busy, so I missed the Atlanta Braves high scoring 29 run game verse the outstanding pitching staff of the Florida Marlins. I pulled up on YouTube the seven-minute and 45-second game scoring highlights. It was amazing! It was a series of strategic and well-timed…

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What to Do Now The pandemic continues, the economy is still struggling to get momentum, the market appears to be faltering, and the election – oh my, the election! These are just a taste of the uncertainties in which we live. These uncertainties are in the forefront, and don’t seem to be going away any…

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Where Were You? The tragedy of 9/11 rocked the world, and rocked each of our worlds individually. I can tell you exactly where I was and what I was doing. I remember my wife’s frantic call begging me to get out of downtown Atlanta and back to our condo in Sandy Springs. Then, we sat…

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