Almost Over

By Barry Spencer | October 20, 2020 |

Elections & Markets Do the election results really matter? The media and even the presidential candidates would like you to believe that the election results really matter for your money. Even the financial experts and media give conflicting views. Howard Marks, a billionaire hedge fund manager, stated that the stock market will “breathe a sigh…

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Not What You Think

By Barry Spencer | October 13, 2020 |

This Term Gets a Bad Rap When you have a “bad” day what are the words you use to describe that day?What about when you have a “good” day?Completely different words, right?!In the financial world, there is a term that gets used in the negative sense most of the time, when in reality it refers…

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What To Do

By Barry Spencer | October 6, 2020 |

What is Normal? “When things calm down and go back to normal, I’ll…” get back out there… go back to dining out… start investing again… make decisions about my retirement… finally do some planning. Waiting for things to get back to normal with the election, the economy, the market, and the like is a common…

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By Barry Spencer | September 29, 2020 |

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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It’s Your Choice

By Barry Spencer | September 22, 2020 |

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 It Was Like This…

By Barry Spencer | September 15, 2020 |

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

By Barry Spencer | September 8, 2020 |

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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From Where to Who

By Barry Spencer | September 1, 2020 |

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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Investing for a Lifetime

By Barry Spencer | August 25, 2020 |

Investing for a Lifetime One of the simple rules of investing is to invest in what you know. When you know what you are invested in, and perhaps more importantly, why you own it, you can remain a long-term investor. Being a long-term investor is critical to achieving market (and possibly out-sized market) returns. This…

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Beware of Enemy #1

By Barry Spencer | August 20, 2020 |

The #1 Enemy of Smart Investing I was determined to do it this time… climb to the top and make the leap! This last weekend was my annual father/daughter date weekend at Camp Highland. Camp Highland creates a meaningful environment for me to connect with my daughter, Avery Kate, at a heart level while enjoying…

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