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Hockey pucks + your money

The “Great One” Wayne Gretzky said that most hockey players skated to where the puck was on the ice, rather than skating to where the puck was going. This week, let’s talk about the importance of planning for where your puck is headed rather than where it is right now. We want to convince you that income growth (not capital preservation or income by itself) is going to put your puck in the net. Here’s to wise investing, Brett Pattison  
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Volatility exposed: what the media isn’t telling you

Volatility has gotten a bad rap in the media over the last few months, but guess what? It’s your friend. In today’s podcast, we expose volatility for what it truly is: an essential part of a healthy market. We’ll discuss three different definitions of volatility to help you understand why you can sleep soundly at night, knowing that volatility is a good thing. Don’t be scared by the return of volatility in 2018–embrace it! Here’s to wise investing, Iron Gate Global Advisors
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We’re not going to rip you off

At Iron Gate Global Advisors, we believe in a transparent, fee-only, fiduciary firm – not a firm driven by commissions. But for years, some of our clients have gone to other firms to get a commission-based product that we didn’t offer. We watched in shock as these clients got ripped off. Well, that stops today! This week’s podcast will introduce you to our new product offering. Give us the chance to show you how we can get you a better deal! Here’s to wise investing, Iron Gate Global Advisors       Meet Samuel Nelson. He’s definitely not going to rip you off! Just send him an email at samuel@igga.com or give him a call at 888-591-0334.
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Should you be worried about the market’s volatility?

For the first time in two years, the market is down 10% from its highs. We mentioned in January – when the market was rocketing higher – that we should expect some good volatility after a year when we didn’t experience any. Well, it’s finally here! Now the question that we are getting from many clients is: should we be worried about the volatility? Our short answer is: no, you shouldn’t. We have two reasons why. First, the chart of the day, coming at you from JP Morgan. This shows each year’s market performance and volatility since 1980. For example, the market went down 17% (red dot) during 1980, but finished the year 26% higher (solid bar). In 2009, the market went down 28% but finished the year up 23%. In 2017, the market dipped only 3% at one point, but finished 19% higher. Here’s the important part to remember. In an
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