The 2nd quarter saw a tremendous recovery in global markets, leaving many people surprised as the market seemed to move upward in the midst of a lot of bad news. This is not unusual, as the market is a leading indicator of expectations and will typically move in anticipation of bad or good things … [Read More...] about Quarterly Commentary (Q2 2020)
Mark Meredith, CFP®
Mark has been a financial advisor since 2010, after earning a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Eastern Illinois University. In 2018, he was name by Forbes as one of the top 1,000 financial advisors from the next generation. After 7+ years as a financial advisor with a local community bank, he decided the only way he could serve people in the way he thought was best was to open an independent fee-only firm.
Statistical crimes are off the charts (no pun intended) in 2020. Why? It's easy to accept a chart or graph on the internet at face value without diving into it any deeper. A little book I love is a short read written by Darrell Huff in 1954 titled "How to Lie With Statistics". After reading it, you … [Read More...] about How To Lie With Statistics – COVID Edition
Ulysses (Greek name Odysseus) was the Greek King of Ithaca and the hero of Homer's Odyssey. After the Trojan War, Ulysses had a long journey back to Ithaca. Along the way, he had an extended visit with the witch-goddess, Circe, who advised him on the remaining stages of his journey. Circe warned … [Read More...] about A Ulysses Contract