Helios Blog Posts and Podcasts
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December 20th, 2018 by Joe Mallen
Math Men on the Markets: Interest rates are currently top of mind for advisors, but why do they matter? Chris and Joe break it down in a simple and easy-to-understand way. With a lot of attention on the Federal Reserve getting rates back to “neutral,” Chris and Joe define what this means and why it’s important in the context of today’s market environment.
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.
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.
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.