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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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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