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  • Does an inverted yield curve always signal a looming recession? Not quite

    December 14th, 2018 by Joe Mallen


    There has been a lot of chatter in recent weeks about the potential for a looming recession, as the market sell-off and new lows for stocks incite panic. Market analysts have long pointed to a flattening yield curve as a telltale sign of a forthcoming recession. It’s true the yield curve is flattening right now, but does that mean a recession is imminent?  Not quite.

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  • How to win at asset management: What basketball can teach us about money

    November 20th, 2018 by Chris Shuba


    I think basketball is a pretty easy game. Simply put, you put the ball in the basket as many times as you can until the game is over. It makes logical sense that to increase your chance of winning, you want to take as many layups as you can while minimizing your three-point shots, simply because you have a higher chance of making a layup and thus scoring more points to win. If the high-percentage layup isn’t an available shot, then you move further away from the basket until a shot can be taken.

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  • Market volatility is normal: The key is to not be distracted

    November 7th, 2018 by Joe Mallen


    Recent market volatility has been driving the headlines with the October pullback exceeding 7 percent and inciting some anxiety among individual investors. While this is a natural reaction, it’s vital for investors to remember there’s no need to panic. Markets will fluctuate, and it’s not unusual for 5 to 10 percent pullbacks to occur.

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