Volatility-fatigue has definitely reached a very palpable fever-pitch. I am hearing investors (clients and non-clients, alike) more frequently ask some version of: “when will this craziness end?,” as often as I have ever heard it in my 3-decade career. Always maintaining my authenticity, my response is “I don’t know, nobody does.” The only important thing that I am confident of is that it will end. This is not to say that volatility will end – heaven forbid, because if it did, so would the outsized returns and dividend growth equity investors have enjoyed (for nearly a hundred years as documented by the history of the S & P 500 and for about 200 years in general, as documented by Jeremy Siegel in “Stocks for The Long Run”). This is to say that what the individual investor refers to as “craziness,” the seemingly endless slide in stock prices will cease and reverse.
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All successful investments are goal-focused and planning-driven. In our experience, all successful investors are continuously acting on a plan. All failed investments are market-focused and performance/current events-driven. In our experience, all failed investors are continually reacting to the financial media, current events, and short-term performance.
Success often requires not simply avoiding conventional wisdom-based wealth management advice, but actually doing the opposite!
Fusion Family Wealth teaches clients how to break from conventional wealth-management advice that fosters continually reactive behavior instead of continuously acting on a custom-tailored plan designed to achieve their goals.
Fusion counsels investors on the importance of patience, discipline and faith in the future as among the dominant attributes of all successful investors. The industry generally counsels a radically different approach, encouraging investors to react to constantly changing, mostly irrelevant and always unpredictable market movements, current events and economic forecasts. We believe the industry’s general approach must eventually cause investors to fail.
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The industry has always sold the idea to investors that success in investing is based upon educated guesses regarding the future direction, timing, and magnitude of market movements – guessing when to “get in or out” of the market by timing your entry and exit points, as well as, guessing the impact of economic factors that are completely out of anyone’s control. This is the philosophy generally espoused by the wealth management industry to guide investors and we believe it is destined to cause investors to fail almost every time. Fusion Family Wealth counsels developing a plan based on what is known—an investor’s resources—and what is desired—an investor's objectives. Consequently, our approach centers on ensuring steadfast adherence to a plan designed to achieve goals regardless of short-term market movements and current events. There should be no change to a portfolio or plan in response to the market or to current events, but only in response to a life event or a change in objectives.
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