How long will the bull market last?

One of our clients asked a great question this week: when we will crash and slide into another painful bear market. Let’s discuss this current bull market, pick apart the definition of a bear market and talk about our strategy for how to invest your funds when the bear market does inevitably hit. We are ready for action when it happens! Here’s to wise investing, Brett Pattison Iron Gate Global Advisors For those that like to read, here is a transcript of the podcast.  Brett Pattison: Hello, my friends. Brett Pattison with Iron Gate Global Advisors, coming at you from the financial capital of the West, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hope you’re having a great week. I’m very excited for today’s topic because as I speak right now, the market is almost hitting all-time highs. And as it does, you’re going to see a lot of new stories. A ton
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An Amazing $100 Trillion

ONE HUNDRED TRILLION BUCKS. That’s not pocket change, folks. This week we’ll talk about the US’ total household wealth and why – even if you’re still gun-shy on the markets after 2008 – this historic figure means good things for you, your future, and the future of our country. Here’s to wise investing, Iron Gate Global Advisors   For those of you who prefer to read, here is a transcript of the podcast.  Brett: Hello, my friends. Brett Pattison here with Iron Gate Global Advisors, coming at you from the financial capital of the west – Salt Lake City, Utah. Thanks for listening in today. The Federal Reserve in June came out with the report. This report measures the wealth and prosperity of America. It’s a 54-page report. In that report, they go over a lot of different things, but there’s one thing in particular that I wanted to mention
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Financial news headlines and your portfolio

The financial news media hates you. Okay, maybe they don’t really “hate” you, but they are in a battle for you and your clicks. Headlines on websites, social media, and TV can be just plain scary! If you read them and acted on them, it could potentially destroy your entire portfolio and wreck your financial goals. Today we’ll discuss what to do about the headlines. We will also offer our thoughts on tariffs and the trade war and what impact it may have. Here’s to wise investing, Brett Pattison     For those that like to read, here is a transcript of the podcast.  Brett: Hello, my friends. Brett Pattison here with Iron Gate Global Advisors coming at you from the financial capital of the West, Salt Lake City, Utah, where my friends, the financial news media is out it again. I think they’re out at 12 months a year,
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Dumb investing – what not to do!

Bonds vs. equities. Which is the better investment? Today we answer this question and discuss what most people are buying. We think they’re a bit crazy and will likely run out of money in retirement. The good news is that there IS a smart way to invest, and we can help you do it. Here’s to wise investing, Iron Gate Global Advisors    
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How to invest against algorithms

Algorithmic trading is becoming more popular and is seemingly taking over the market. Several of our clients have wondered whether they can compete with these algo’s or not. Today we discuss how our firm is navigating the algorithmic market. Let’s learn how to outsmart the ‘bots! Here’s to wise investing, Iron Gate Global Advisors
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The best advice from the best investor

In 1942, World War II was raging and the world burned while eleven-year old Warren Buffett was looking to make his first stock purchase. Today’s video comes from Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Meeting. Think about the following as you learn from one of history’s greatest investors: When did Warren Buffett invest? In what did he invest? When did he sell? How did he respond to fear mongers and doom-and-gloomers? Is gold a viable investment? Enjoy free education from one of the best! (And never bet against America!) Here’s to wise investing, Brett Pattison Iron Gate Global Advisors   As a follow up to last week’s podcast “The King of Indexing Is Causing Confusion,” here is the Vanguard white paper many of you have requested which details the value of an Investment Advisor.       This email is for educational purposes only and does not constitute recommendations of any kind. Please contact a professional before making financial decisions.
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The King of Indexing is causing confusion

So what’s the better choice? Buying a low cost index fund. Hiring a professional manage your money and help with planning.   In today’s podcast we use Jack Bogle, the King of Indexing, own words and research to help us answer this very question. For anyone that is bombarded with the endless “low cost” marketing, this podcast is for you! We also address the market. We are in a trading range 8 – 10% below the highs of January. In this market, good news is bad news, bad news is bad news and the 10-year Treasury hitting 3% is the end of the world. Should you be worried? (short answer is no!) Enjoy this weeks podcast! Here’s to wise investing, Brett Pattison Iron Gate Global Advisors
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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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