Articles in "Investment Anxiety" category:

The Upcoming Election: Forget How the Markets Will React, How Will Your Clients React?

  Bill McManus     Wed Oct 24 14:15:00 EDT 2018 

Picture this: you’re sitting on your couch engrossed in the newest media meltdown, and you glance out the window for a moment and think to yourself, “I should really go for a walk on this beautiful autumn day.” The thought passes, and instead you turn your attention back to the TV.

A recent survey shared that viewers of cable TV news watch 26,280 minutes of news a year1, which comes out to over an hour of news each day. And now that it’s election season, we can expect TV viewing time to ramp up, especially with networks planning to cover midterm election night as they would a Presidential election.

What Are You Afraid Of?

  John Diehl     Tue Oct 31 08:00:00 EDT 2017 

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Halloween is a time when fear is at the forefront, and we willingly watch scary movies, walk through haunted houses, and dress up as a witch, ghost, or zombie. But have you ever asked your clients what their biggest fear is? I’m willing to guess that it isn’t monsters or the undead or other fictional entities that make the hair on the back of their necks stand up, but rather the seemingly more tangible threats, like natural disasters, a stock market crash, nuclear war, hackers, or any other fear-inducing headline of late. So how can advisors curb their clients’ fears of losing everything?

Is a Bear Market Around the Corner?

  John Diehl     Mon Oct 23 14:30:00 EDT 2017 

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While last time I wrote about clients who become more optimistic as the bull market streak continues, there are also those clients who are notoriously glass-half-empty thinkers. With an eight-year bull market run and a consecutively positive 2017, these are the clients who feel that we’re due for a downturn, and are waiting with bated breath for the proverbial other shoe to drop. What can you do for clients whose strategy is to quit while they’re ahead?