Too High?

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Generally, most people believe that over time the stock market goes up, but when it does it makes many people nervous. Turn on the TV or read any financial news and your bound to hear an analyst or commentator saying the market is “too high”, “valuations are stretched” or  “overvalued”  and, of course…is overdue for a correction.

A quick Google search of the words “Stock Market correction 2017” yields some 17,5000,000 results. Here’s some of the top results…

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The Power of Compounding and the Mathematics of Recovery

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Our investment commentaries remain committed to preaching why you should remain invested through all market cycles. You will find the following comments to be no different.

J.P.Morgan Asset Management recently published their annual Guide to the Markets. The slides are full of insightful charts and graphs displaying current economic conditions and market data. The charts shown below remind us of the importance of investing, moreover, the importance of remaining invested: More →

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The Tree of Wealth

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“Somebody’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”
– Warren Buffett

It seems as if the human attention span is on the endangered species list these days. With the rise of the internet and mobile communications, it seems that we all think and communicate in 140 characters or less, and “Long Term” is defined as the next 5 minutes.

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Great Investors Don’t Listen to Robots

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“Even if you could trick an algorithm into giving you the portfolio you need as opposed to the one you want—which you can’t—an algorithm can’t hold your hand, look into your eyes and advise you credibly not to worry when the market goes down 30%. You will still bolt out of your portfolio at the wrong time and for the wrong reasons.”
– Nick Murray

In last month’s article, we focused on “Taking advantage of Dividends” as one of the great qualities to adopt for anyone who wants to become a great investor. This month we focus on slightly different habit that great investors understand……Great Investors Don’t Listen to Robots.

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Great Investors Love Dividends

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“Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It’s to see my dividends coming in.”
– John D. Rockefeller

In last month’s article, focused on “Taking advantage of Time” as one of the great qualities to adopt for anyone who wants to become a great investor. This month we focus on slightly different quality, but another thing great investors can take advantage of…Great Investors Love Dividends.

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Great Investors Take Advantage of Time

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“Time, Time, Time is on my side… Yes it is.Time, Time, Time is on my side… Yes it is.”
– Mick Jagger

In last month’s article, we discussed how “Understanding Risk” is one of the great qualities to adopt for anyone who wants to become a great investor. This month we focus on a related, but slightly different quality…Great Investors Take Advantage of Time.

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Not Perfect, but Better!

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If you read any of the content we regularly publish here at Concentus, you must know by now that one of the pillars of our capital market philosophy is Rational Optimism, and that it is impossible to make a good investor out of a pessimist. We believe firmly that an educated optimism is the only outlook that is supported by history, and that any rigorous study of the history of mankind will make clear the fact that the human condition has been getting better and better for the last 10,000 years.

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The Happy Secret of Success

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“Now and then, it is a good idea to take a break from the constant pursuit of happiness, to just… BE happy.”
– Dan Sullivan

The Pursuit of Happiness

I love this quote from Dan Sullivan, and have it taped to my computer monitor at work. It seems like so many people are running so hard to achieve the things they believe will make them happy.
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