Category Archives: Aurum Wealth Management

Ready For The Pitch

Posted on Sunday, September 24, 2017 by

Many people say the hardest thing to do in sports is hit a fastball. Well, the Indians just hit fastballs for 22 straight games. Here in our world, though, we have different sorts of pitches we take every day.

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Watching The Weight

Posted on Monday, August 28, 2017 by

In designing portfolios, we talk about the term ‘weight’ as a percentage of the total portfolio to asset classes, strategies, and styles. We throw around the word like everyone knows the meaning as we intend. However, this is not always the case!

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Puppy Investments

Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017 by

A little over a month ago, my wife and I got a puppy. Before you say anything – I know – what were we thinking taking on this challenge?

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The Story Behind Americans Owning Stocks

Posted on Thursday, July 6, 2017 by

It’s an unavoidable truth: Markets need more buyers than sellers to push prices higher.

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Happy Birthday, ‘Merica

Posted on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 by

This week the U. S. of A. celebrated two important milestones.

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Housing Selling Season

Posted on Friday, May 19, 2017 by

Housing is an important component of the U.S. economy. Monitoring this sector’s strength and growth trend has forecasting value. Housing prices are looking to continue increasing and driving the U.S. economy.

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Passive Investments and Active Decisions

Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 by

While the industry may call using index funds ‘passive,’ the investment process does not have to be.

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Aurum Second Quarter Commentary – 2017

Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017 by

Aurum Wealth Management summarizes the latest investment news including: The U.S. economy, European stocks look cheap and could be seeing a turn in earnings, Corporate credit spreads and REITs.

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On The Hiking Trail

Posted on Friday, March 17, 2017 by

During the previous business cycle, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates 17 times in increments of 0.25%, taking the Fed funds rate from 1.00% to 5.25%. The committee increased rates at each meeting over 24 months from June 2004 to July of 2006. While the Federal Reserve controls the Fed funds rate, it influences the bond market.

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Snowball Lessons

Posted on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 by

I have a confession to make. Despite Warren Buffett being the most successful investor of all time, I never was really interested in him. He felt like the mega-band that everyone already knew about; like proclaiming U2 was your favorite band at the peak of Bono’s popularity.

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