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Covid-19 & the 9th Best Quarter Since 1928

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, how did we just finish the 9th best quarter since 1928? In today’s podcast, Brett and Brian discuss several reasons why the market has been on fire lately, including, the Fed, fear, earnings, and Brian throwing cars. The statistics they share will no doubt surprise you. They also discuss the one area of the market that people should be cautious of moving forward. Here’s to wise investing!   Brian, Brett, and the Iron Gate Team Behind the Gate · Covid-19 & the 9th Best Quarter Since 1928 The commentary on this program reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints and analyses of the Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded as a description of advisory services provided by Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC or performance returns of any Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC Investments client. The views reflected
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The Impact of the Election on the Market

Which political party is better for the market? Republican? Democrat? Guess what? It doesn’t matter. Your financial future does not change. How can this be? Brett, Brian, and Spencer discuss the historical data of the impact political parties have had on the average returns of the market. Here’s to wise investing!! Brett, Brian, Spencer and the Iron Gate Team   Iron Gate Global Radio · The Impact of the Election on the Market The commentary on this program reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints and analyses of the Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded as a description of advisory services provided by Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC or performance returns of any Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC Investments client. The views reflected in the commentary are subject to change at any time without notice. Nothing on this website constitutes investment advice, performance data
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Social Security: What you need to know

In 2020, about 65 million Americans will receive over one trillion dollars in Social Security benefits.  How can you be assured you are maximizing your benefits? In today’s podcast, our financial planners, Spencer Nelson and Matthew Newman discuss common questions about Social Security and what you need to know. We are here to help. A financial plan allows for an analysis of your unique situation and offers suggestions to maximize your Social Security benefit.  If you’d like to talk with Spencer or Matthew, click on their picture below. Here’s to wise investing, Spencer, Matthew, and the Iron Gate Team   Iron Gate Global Radio · Social Security: What you need to know The commentary on this program reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints and analyses of the Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded as a description of advisory services provided by Iron Gate
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Waiting for the market to bottom?

The stock market has roared back the last month, despite horrible news from the press. The current sentiment in the market continues to be overwhelmingly bearish. Almost everyone we talk to and hear on T.V. believes the market is going to fall. Which leads us to pose the question, should we wait for the market to bottom before buying more stocks? Even after a 30+% positive move in the market? That is the topic of the day!  In today’s podcast we talk about timing the market, the risk/reward of putting more money to work right now, and much more (including Michael Jordan destroying our dreams!). Here’s to wise investing, Brian, Brett and the Iron Gate Team Iron Gate Global Radio · Waiting for the market to bottom The commentary on this program reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints and analyses of the Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC employees providing such comments,
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This time won’t be any different

“The four most dangerous words in investing are: this time is different.” – Sir John Templeton The Great Depression. The 9/11 terrorist attack. The Financial Crisis . . . and now the Coronavirus pandemic. In the midst of this current pandemic, as businesses fail and the unemployment rate heads to 20%, it’s easy to say “this time is different”. In today’s podcast we explain why this bear market won’t be any different than the bear markets that preceded it. Here’s to wise investing, Brian, Brett and the Iron Gate Team       The commentary on this program reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints and analyses of the Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded as a description of advisory services provided by Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC or performance returns of any Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC Investments client. The views reflected in the
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Waiting for the dust to settle

In only 23 days, on March 23rd the S&P 500 was down -37%. The bear market hit hard and fast. The investor fear gauge hit the magical lowest number of one, and the economy shut down. Since that day on March 23rd, the S&P 500 has jumped up 27.50%. Which means, with a shutdown economy, we are currently only down 13.5%! The question remains – Is now still a good time to invest? Is the market going to fall again? Should we wait for the dust to settle to invest more cash? Those are the questions discussed and answered in today’s podcast. We hope you enjoy. Here’s to wise investing, Spencer, Brett, Ella and the Iron Gate Family   The commentary on this program reflects the personal opinions, viewpoints and analyses of the Iron Gate Global Advisors, LLC employees providing such comments, and should not be regarded as a description
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Just the facts please

The famous Warren Buffett famously said in his 2016 annual report, “Every decade or so, dark clouds will fill the economic skies, and they will briefly rain gold.” So, what exactly does Warren Buffett mean by “raining gold?” Let’s look at the facts as presented by our friends First Trust. The image below shows the depth and duration of all bear markets (excluding the one we’re in now) since the early 1900’s. It also shows the bull market that followed the bear market. Here’s the summary: The average bear market lasted 1.3 years with an average draw down of -38% The average bull market that followed lasted 6.6 years with an average cumulative return of 339% Now we have no idea the depth and duration of the current bear market. Nor do we have any idea what the returns will be moving forward. (Past performance is not indicative of future
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The reality of today’s battle

The market has fallen 30% from its highs in only 27 days. The country is shutting down and isolating itself. The pain, fear, and emotions that our country is going through is real and hard. We all know that investing is a marathon not a sprint. But the pain and fear within that marathon has us all asking… What do we do now? Should we sell our stocks? Should we buy gold? Should we quit? Should we keep going? In today’s podcast we are joined by our friend and colleague Jed DeVries. He shares his insights of going through difficult times during real ultra-marathons. The heartache, the fear, the wanting to quit, the actual quitting and the actual finishing and joy that comes from it are the topics of the today’s podcast. If there was a podcast to listen to at a perfect time to listen to it, it is
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Goodbyes

OUR We spent Wednesday making the rounds to say goodbye to all the women at the aftercare facilities. Luckily, we only had two lessons remaining, so we were able to teach them the last lesson and have them graduate from the course before we left. We awarded each of them with a certificate of completion from Utah State University. They were so proud of themselves and treated their certificates with so much care. Most of them propped their certificates up in front of their work space to put it on display. Saying goodbye to all of them was so hard, but it was a perfect way end our time here. It’s incredible how much we have grown to love them in such little time. One of the women, gave me a hug and put her hand on my belly and said “Mira Kana” or look Kenna – a lot of
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We Hate the Corona Virus

Last week we got horrible news that, due to the corona virus, we are being sent back to Utah prematurely from our internship here in the Dominican Republic. We are part of a worldwide program and they are concerned that if the virus continues to spread, borders could close, and we would not be able to return to the United States. Because of this concern and many more, our directors have decided to take us out of country. We will be leaving the DR on March 15th. Although we are devastated that we must leave, we are happy to have a couple of days to wrap things up with the amazing people we are teaching. On Tuesday morning we went to Annamaria’s to help her paint her house. Annamaria sells pet fish out of her home but found that people weren’t familiar with her business because there was no way
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