The key to finding peace amid market volatility

Trade wars. Tweets. Fed Policy. Interest rates. These are many of the excuses the financial media is giving for why the market is down. While this is causing angst among many investors, there is a key, which if understood, will allow anyone to find peace amid the volatility. In today’s podcast we discuss how the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett, views risk. What he thinks of volatility, and what we at Iron Gate Global Advisors are doing to ensure our clients’ portfolios are managed properly. Here’s to wise investing, Brett Pattison Iron Gate Global Advisors
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Turn off the TV, You Turkey’s!

As a client of Iron Gate Global Advisor’s, you can be grateful for the fact that you own great businesses, because it means you can (and should) ignore stock prices day-to-day. Listen to this week’s podcast with our Chief Investment Officer Brian Hunsaker for some great analogies and blissfully non-technical explanations of why you don’t need to worry as the market yo-yos it’s way into the holiday season. Here’s to wise investing, Iron Gate Global Advisors
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Average returns are not average

How many times has the market ended the year up between 8-10% (the average) on December 31st? We reference average returns over the life of an investment, but the reality is that most of the time, the market closes out the year somewhere outside that average range. There’s a lot more variety in that year-end figure than 8-10%. We talk about why – and how that’s a GOOD thing – in this week’s podcast. Here’s to wise investing, Spencer Nelson & Brett Pattison  
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Will stock market volatility continue?

After a few weeks of volatility in the market, investors are now waiting to see how to 2018 will come to an end. Midterm elections, interest rates, the Federal Reserve, and the trade war are to blame. The question now on the minds of investors is whether this volatility will continue, or end in time for a bullish run into 2019. Take a listen to this week’s podcast as we discuss the reasons for the volatility and what investors should do about it. Here’s to wise investing, Spencer Nelson & Brett Pattison Iron Gate Global Advisors        
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Market volatility: friend or enemy?

What a crazy few week’s! The stock market is all over the place – up 3% one day and down 5% the next. Tariffs, interest rates, and mid-term elections are all in the headlines causing angst. In this weeks podcast we discuss this crazy volatility and whether it’s your friend or enemy. We look at past history (the chart below) to answer that question. If you’re nervous in any way about the stock market, this week’s podcast is for you. Here’s to wise investing, Brett Pattison & Spencer Nelson      
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Should you bail on this bull?

Nuh-uh. Nope. Not with current market conditions. Stick it out, my friends! Yes, it’s been a crazy day and week in the market, but we still think stocks make sense relative to other investments. Our Chief Investment Officer Brian Hunsaker joins me this week to explain why days like today make us excited and not scared. Here’s to wise investing, Brett Pattison    
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1 + 1 = Not enough $ in your pocket

It happened again. Someone found out what they are really paying their current Financial Advisor (a.k.a middle man) and they weren’t happy about it. It really bug us when you – the hard-working, penny saving, investor – pay a middle man a little bit more in fees each year and miss out on potentially massive returns over the life of your portfolio. Here’s to wise investing, Spencer Nelson & Brett Pattison Iron Gate Global Advisors If you don’t know how much you’re being charged in fees, email us and we’ll help you figure it out. No cost. No obligation. Email clientservices@igga.com.
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Don’t stop believin’

Hold on to that feeling of comfort in knowing that your financial advisors aren’t scared off by the idea of another Great Recession. In our podcast this week, Spencer and I discuss the fall of the mighty Lehman brothers investment bank and why we believe the stock market is the wisest long term bet for increasing your wealth and having an incredible retirement. The market’s growth since the Great Recession has made us bigger believers than ever. Here’s to wise investing, Spencer Nelson & Brett Pattison  
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Growth vs. income: both please!

The Iron Gate family keeps growing! Listen to this weeks podcast to meet our new advisor Spencer and to hear why he and I don’t believe in income models that move retired clients into bonds and out of equities. Just because you’re retired and need monthly income doesn’t mean you can’t keep growing your assets. Here’s to wise investing, Brett Pattison
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Should gold be a part of your portfolio?

Don’t buy gold. Please don’t buy gold. Just don’t. We’ll give you the technical reasons why gold is a bad investment in this week’s podcast, but the only reason our staff really cares about is that gold won’t be any help in the zombie apocalypse. Here’s to wise investing (and doomsday prepping), Brett Pattison Iron Gate Global Advisors 
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