Category Archives: Investing

A Better Investment Experience (Part 2)

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Gemmer Asset

In part 1 of “A Better Investment Experience”, we discussed the importance of embracing market pricing and avoiding chasing performance. In part 2 of this series, we’ll focus on managing the emotions of investing and the characteristics of a sound investment plan.   Managing the Emotions of Investing   Emotions play a major role in our investment (and life) related decision making. A downside of these emotions is that they often cause us to think…
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A Better Investment Experience (Part 1)

Posted on March 8, 2019 by Gemmer Asset

In this business we’re constantly telling clients to focus on the long-term.  We say things like:   “Don’t pay attention to the day-to-day volatility.”   “Focus on whether or not your investment plan meets your specific goals.”   “Invest energy into the things you can actually control.”   These are all good pieces of advice but sometimes we need a bit more substance to help us keep the faith.  In other words, what specific things…
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Currency Hedging: What Is It Good For?

Posted on February 20, 2015 by Gemmer Asset

Global central banks have been very busy over the past year struggling to fight the effects of deflation, stagnant growth, and fiscal austerity. Many of these countries have elected to take dramatic action (see Japan and the ECB) and nowhere is the effect of these actions more evident than in the currency markets. ...
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Investing – Logic vs. Emotion

Posted on August 13, 2014 by Gemmer Asset

There are a lot of charts in this business. The investment industry as a whole must spend hundreds of thousands of hours each month putting numbers into graphical form. But typically we’ll look at a chart, give it a moment’s thought, and move on....
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