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How uncertainty can help your financial future (yes you heard us correctly)

Did you know that the more certain your investments are, the worse off you may be? What do we mean by that? In this week’s podcast, we discuss the correlation between certainty of investments and investment returns. We will review: How short term volatility can save your retirement long term, The battle you must understand, that takes place inside the brain of every investor, Why you must put together a plan to be successful. We hope this week’s podcast will get you thinking! Here’s to wise investing, Brett Pattison Iron Gate Global Advisors  
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Three Investing Lessons from the Greatest

Warren Buffett – arguably history’s greatest investor – releases an annual letter sharing his words of wisdom and providing us with an update on his business. Three things stood out to us in this year’s letter, and that’s what we discuss in our podcast this week. They include: What to look for (and not look for) in an investment, The biggest barrier to success as an investor, The role of bonds in a portfolio (and this one may shock you). Enjoy this weeks podcast! Here’s to wise investing, Iron Gate Global Advisors     Information presented is gathered from sources to be reliable. However, Iron Gate Global Advisors does not attest to its accuracy and is not responsible for errors and /or omissions.  This is for educational purposes only. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Options may not be suitable investments for you and your financial situation. Please consult with a
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Is the stock market still the place to be?

A few weeks ago we did a podcast that discussed what we would do when a stock market correction occurred.   Well, the volatility occurred, and may not be over yet.   This week we discuss how we handled the volatility, how our clients handled it, and  what we think of the stock market moving forward.   In addition, we share some interesting statistics about volatility that will hopefully help you sleep better.   We also share our thoughts about the bond market, which, is . . . well, hopefully enlightening to those that love bonds.   Here’s to wise investing,   Iron Gate Global Advisors     Information presented is gathered from sources to be reliable. However, Iron Gate Global Advisors does not attest to its accuracy and is not responsible for errors and /or omissions.  This is for educational purposes only. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Options may
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What to do when the Market Finally Falls

The stock market has been on a tear… . . . but at some point it’s going to fall. When that occurs, what should investors think and what should they do? In this weeks podcast, Brett Pattison (who is silently cheering for some market volatility) discusses two portions of a portfolio, stocks and options. These two asset classes should be treated differently during a falling market. Click the link below to hear just how they should be treated . . . Heres to wise investing, Brett Pattison  
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Three Things to Know Heading into 2018

***The following blog post is taken from the Iron Gate Global quarterly client commentary. Some things have been removed as they are for clients eyes only.*** What a tremendous year we had in 2017! The S&P 500 finished the year up 21.83% (including dividends). The global markets all finished positive for the first time in years. Earnings are growing, optimism is rising, and interest rates continue to stay low. From over here in Salt Lake City, we are certainly happy with how we helped you build and preserve your wealth over the last 12 months. As we start this new year, we would like to focus our quarterly newsletter on a few questions we are getting from clients in the wake of a record-breaking 2017: What will the market do in 2018? Why do some portfolios beat the S&P 500 while others don’t? With stock prices at all-time highs, is
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Will 2015 Be Another 2016 for the Markets? IGGA Market Commentary

At IGGA we are kicking off the New Year with our regular Market Commentary, however this is a special edition because we have a heavy emphasis not just on the month behind and the month ahead. This time we’re looking at the full outlook for 2016. I start off with a perspective on 2015 and a look at specific global indicators along with an assessment of major market sectors and how we’re weighting IGGA client’s across those sectors. Then I get right to the heart of the matter. Is 2016 another 2015? I discuss the likely outcome from a probability perspective. We discuss the specifics of three major areas: What we typical expect to see after a flat year What a Presidential Election year can mean for the markets The probabilities that accompany rising interest rates And as always I’ll review how we at IGGA use a probabilities based approach
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