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August 26, 2015 | Regain Investing Control Amid The Mayhem

Adrian Mastracci

Adrian Mastracci, Discretionary Portfolio Manager, B.E.E., MBA. My expertise in the investment and financial advisory profession began in 1972. I graduated with the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from General Motors Institute in 1971. I then attended the University of British Columbia, graduating with the MBA in 1972. I have attained the “Discretionary Portfolio Manager” professional designation. I am committed to offering clients the highest standard of personal service by providing prompt, courteous and professional attention. My advice is objective, unbiased and without conflicts of interest. I’m part of a team that delivers comprehensive services and best value in managing client wealth.

Everyone is wondering what to do with the nest egg amid the crazy mayhem.
Investors are worried about global jitters, increasing volatility and plummeting stocks.

Don’t just give up and throw in your towels.
The solution is much simpler than you think.

Fretting and worrying about the mayhem does not help.
Your key task is to change who is in control.

Recent market haircuts are graphic reminders of the curve balls of investing.
Zeroing in on simple practices reduces the hazards of sink holes along your investing roadway.

Here are some timeless and logical steps to adopt:

What matters most is how your portfolio fares, not the market outcomes.
Markets can’t be managed, so focus on your interaction with the markets.

Short term investing is speculation, long-term investing is a wiser mindset.
Resist your urges to panic or overreact to sharp market moves — up or down.

Invest only money you don’t need to spend in the short-term.
Buy quality investments that have specific purposes in your game plan.

Diversify your portfolio with fixed income and other assets, such as real estate.
Revisit the risks in your portfolio as you get closer and into retirement.

Add new money to your portfolio steadily over time, in good and bad markets.
Rebalance your portfolio periodically vis-a-vis your targets, not market results.

These timeless tactics have delivered in times past.
They transfer investing control from the markets back to you.

Lower stock prices and choppiness can still be part of your short term.
Long-term investing can reward your patience and discipline.

Learn from your past investing bloopers.
Continuing to react to every market hiccup does not work.

Rather, it’s now high time for a change.
Take charge of your portfolio.

Regain investing control and survive the mayhem.
Your wisdom for all investing times.

Regards,

Adrian

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August 26th, 2015

Posted In: Adrian Mastracci Blog

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