As I write this blog on a sunny, 70-degree January day in Arizona, winter storm Harper is blasting New England with forecasts of frigid temperatures, gale-force winds, and snow accumulations measured in feet rather than inches. Living in the Southwest as I do, storms like Harper are normally more ...
I’ve always been leery of New Year’s Resolutions—I say if you want to make a resolution to better yourself or your situation in some way, just start immediately. Nevertheless, we’ve always enjoyed marking arbitrary points in time as a society, so in that spirit I will have the same generic r...
Putting the Market downturn in Context
If you’ve ignored the market for the past couple of months, then pat yourself on the back! Good for ignoring the noise! However, I’m guessing the majority of us have encountered the panic-inducing headlines no matter how hard we’ve tried to avoid them. Between “BREAKING NEWS ALERTS” that a...
Planning for the Worst
There’s a new paper out by Eugene Fama and Kenneth French (the academics who are at the heart of our investment philosophy) that argues the industry is underestimating the potential for long-term negative returns in the stock market. Using a statistical technique called bootstrapping, they analyze...
Justin Thomas, CFP® Featured in Cyclocross Magazine
TCI Advisor Justin Thomas, CFP® was recently featured for his passion outside of the office. While on his “Take 5”, TCI’s five week sabbatical program, Justin traveled across the U.S. to train for the Cyclocross Nationals held in January 2018. Read more about Justin and his...
Shouldn’t Good News Make the Market Go Up?
Shouldn’t Good News Make the Market Go Up? As the Dow and S&P went on their (completely normal) volatility rides earlier this year, I noticed a common misperception about the market gaining traction again. It was actually tweeted out by someone going by @realdonaldtrump (never heard of the guy...
Welcome Back to Normal
So that’s what market volatility feels like! It had been a while since we’d had dramatic swings in stock markets across the globe, but these past two weeks have been a reminder of how volatile markets will be from time to time. U.S. stocks returned just over 21% last year. As measured by the Cen...
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