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Now and Then By Dave Goetsch

(Dimensional Fund Advisors has shared an article written by Dave Goetsch originally published on their website on March 7, 2018 (https://us.dimensional.com/now-and-then). Dimensional Fund Advisors is a global investment manager dedicated to implementing the great...

Unnecessary Risk

The past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride as investors try to weigh the financial impact of the escalating tariff fight between the U.S. and China, with President Trump admitting investors may experience ‘a little pain‘ and China promising to...

How Long is Long-Term?

I recently attended a one-day investment symposium put on by the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA) in St. Louis, Missouri.  The morning session centered around the importance of diversification, the dangers of timing markets, and the poor...

Market Madness

Wild point swings.  Last-minute rallies.  Falls from glory.  This March has seen them all.  Just when you think you know what’s going to happen, something comes out of nowhere and shakes up everything. When UC and Xavier lost back-to-back games a couple Sundays ba –...

A War with No Winners

This is not a political rant.  This is a plea for rational thinking. In 1985 John Cougar Mellencamp’s song Rain on the Scarecrow  he described the loss of family farms across the Midwest and plains states.  President Carter’s decision to stop grain exports from U.S....

Live from the Trading Floor

Clean.  Simple.  Pin-drop quiet.  No frantic people in bold suits running around.  No screaming across the room. On my way to a recent weekend board meeting for a non-profit organization I’ve served for many years, I had the chance to visit the global headquarters of...