Would you like to know how investment managers are selected for your portfolio? It certainly is not a case of “we like this guy,” or “who has the best return.” There is a very clear and defined due diligence process. But because our team of advisors recognize that this many not be visible for you, it seemed valuable to share more about it.
Would you like to watch and listen firsthand to the person responsible for overall portfolio strategy for about $30 billion of investment assets? If you do, this video is for you. A few weeks ago, we had Nick Lacy with us in our office. Nick is the Chief Portfolio Strategist for Asset Management Services within Raymond James. It is safe to say that he is slightly smart.
Imagine a situation where you were at the playground on the seesaw with your older brother. It works well at first. Then winter comes. The next spring you hop on the seesaw again, but it doesn’t work anymore. Your brother grew faster, and now the seesaw is out of balance. He gets on, you fly up on your side, and you’re stuck with your legs dangling in the air, suspended until he lets you down. Your seesaw is out of balance. You need to rebalance to make it work the right way again.
Would you worry if the stock market closed for five months? It did just that at the outbreak of World War I. I’ll admit, that is over 100 years ago. But what if the market was only open a few days a month? I would guess that after a time, most people would actually worry less than they do now. To see why that is so, let’s talk about what a market is, and what it does for us.