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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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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The Holy Grail of Investing – Is it just a myth?

For a decade, I spent my career teaching individual investors and financial advisors how to invest. Students would often ask, “What strategy works best for buying and selling stocks? What is the holy grail for investing?” We address that exact question in this week’s podcast. Does the holy grail of investing even exist? We tackle two popular holy grails and share our thoughts on whether they work. We also lay out three things that every investor should do to accomplish their long term goals. Here’s to wise investing, Brett Pattison Portfolio Manager & Investment Advisor Iron Gate Global Advisors IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: I highly suggest that everyone listen to the the podcast called “How Uncertainty Can Help Your Financial Future.” I believe it’s one of the most important principles about investing that everyone should understand.  
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