Play the Long Game

May has not been a friendly month for our nation’s equity markets. Through yesterday’s close, the S&P 500 Index is off 5.33%. This means that, for the first five months of 2019, Spectrum clients have annualized returns, net of all costs, of 12.53%, but also have...

Investment Philosophy

After 32 years of practice and having the privilege of working for so many wonderful and incredible folks, as well as having the best staff I have been privileged to work with, you’d think I would be able to more clearly and persuasively explain how our firm has the...

Market Update: March 22, 2019

Today the market, as measured by the S&P 500, is down 1.63% (as of 3:35pm EST) on a renewed (and completely irrational) fear of a yield curve inversion (which has not occurred and is extremely unlikely to occur in the intermediate future) and the fear of worldwide...

Market Panic Enters Last Stages

The equity markets’ negative returns, and the large negative sentiment, have been driven by a fear of Chinese trade issues, Federal Reserve policy issues, and now the market’s downside, we believe, has all but burned itself out. Irrational market panics, like this,...

A Major Step Forward!

Mike Reich, who you may know has been with our firm for over three years, recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a master’s degree in Financial Planning and successfully passed the Certified Financial Planner™ exam last month. Now that Mike has...

12-6-18 Intelligent Investing

December 6, 2018 The past two months of slow market decline have brought our firm’s returns down, from the first of the year, to approximately -5%. The real question is: what’s causing this short-term decline in what we believe is a very long-term secular market? We...