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Is Inflation Back?

July 2021  By: JARED HAMMERS, CFA
Is Inflation Back?
As the economy reopens and we begin our post-pandemic lives, the world is starting to feel normal. However, many market prognosticators are calling for something that has not been present in America for a long time – a sustained period of above average inflation.

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Asset Allocation: The Importance of Maintaining a “Balanced” Approach in Today’s Market Environment

August 2020  By: JARED HAMMERS, CFA
Asset Allocation: The Importance of Maintaining a “Balanced” Approach in Today’s Market Environment
As with most things in life, it’s uncommon to find a free lunch in investing. Generally speaking, investment returns tend to be commensurate with the level of risk incurred. However, it seems some investors are questioning that rule and reacting to the current low interest rate environment by...

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Speculating During the Pandemic

May 2020  By: JARED HAMMERS, CFA
Speculating During the Pandemic
At a time when casinos around the country are temporarily closed due to COVID-19, Americans have found a new avenue for wagering: short-term trading in the stock market. In addition to stay at home orders, there have also been technological improvements that enable anytime access to trading...

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Understanding the Mutual Fund Selection Process

October 2019  By: JARED HAMMERS, CFA
Understanding the Mutual Fund Selection Process
For many of our wealth management clients, we gain exposure to certain asset classes through hiring mutual fund managers. With thousands of available options, selecting a mutual fund is a daunting task for many investors.

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The Value of Discretionary Investment Management

March 2019  By: JARED HAMMERS, CFA
The Value of Discretionary Investment Management
At The Fiduciary Group, we serve as fiduciary investment advisors. This means that we are required to act in the best interest of clients and to not place our own interests ahead of clients. As part of this relationship, we have the discretion to act on our client’s behalf and we endeavor to make...

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Not Reaching for Yield

November 2018  By: JARED HAMMERS, CFA
Not Reaching for Yield
At the 2013 Berkshire Hathaway meeting, a shareholder asked Charlie Munger for his thoughts on Federal Reserve policy and interest rates. Here’s what he had to say: “Well, I strongly suspect that interest rates aren’t going to stay this low for extended periods. But, as I pointed out, practically...

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