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How to have a no-worries approach to living longer in retirement

Developments in health care technology are suuuuper cool! The things we can do nowadays are impressive to the nerdiest of nerds, and they result in a longer life expectancy…which is good, right? Of course! It just means you’ll probably need your assets to last longer during retirement. And that might sound intimidating, but it’s not. We’ve got a strategy that will get you there. Have a listen to find out what we suggest. Here’s to wise investing, Iron Gate Global Advisors
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Stock market march madness

March madness is upon us, and we’re not talking about basketball (okay – maybe a little basketball). The stock market had the worst December E-V-E-R in 2018. So far in 2019 the stock market is up 13.86%, it market can’t stop going higher! It’s been a crazy, mad ride. In today’s podcast Spencer and Brett discuss the importance of keeping a level head, the probabilities of making money over time in the market, and talk a little hoop. For anyone interested in the if you can make money in the markets over time, this podcast is for you. Here’s to wise investing, Iron Gate Global Advisors
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Are you running with the herd?

Much can be learned from the last two months of 2018. It was a fast, falling and downright crazy market! In today’s podcast we discuss an actual experience that we had with a friend. We discuss the  psychology of a particular stock and how hard it is to keep a level head when all is falling around you. This experience is one that everyone will have at some point in their life. The ultimate question from that experience comes down to the herd mentality and whether you are following the herd. Enjoy this week’s podcast! Here’s to wise investing, Iron Gate Global Investors
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We Still Believe! Here’s Why.

December was a turbulent month – no doubt about it. But this is EXACTLY the time to be a believer in the stock market and to put your funds to work. In this week’s podcast, we’ll talk about how we survived the drama of the last month and we’ll review the historical evidence that helps us trust in the power of long-term, strategic investing. Our faith is not shaken! We still trust that patience and cooler heads will prevail in the long run. As always, if you’re concerned or worried, give us a call. Here’s to wise investing, Iron Gate Global Advisors
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The worst thing you can do right now is worry

It’s been a painful couple months in the market. We get it! This big down swing sure hurts after enjoying a prolonged bull market. But the “loss” you see in your portfolio right now is only loss if you panic and sell at the wrong time. This week, we want to talk you off the ledge. We want to reassure you that we practice WISE investing, not emotional, reactionary, or panicked investing. Our podcast this week is a bit longer, but it’s worth a listen if you’re nervous or discouraged. Here’s to wise investing and a happy holiday season with loved ones, Brett, Brian and the rest of our team at Iron Gate Global Advisors     Below are the mentioned graph and Mr. Market analogy mentioned in the podcast. Mr. Market There is no one better to explain the concept of Mr. Market than Warren Buffett. He has taken
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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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