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Altrius Capital Blog

04 Jan 2019

Keep Calm and Carry On... Let's Turn off our TV's and Read

Posted by James Russo

With a bear market upon us and volatility continuing this New Year, fears are arising that a recession may be at hand. During such times, I believe it important to gain a perspective from past bear markets and recessions as we develop an investment plan going forward. Reacting to 500 point Dow rallies or tumbles certainly isn't prudent, thus I recommend turning off your televisions and reading books which may give us an historical viewpoint and strategies for surviving such tumultuous periods. Though I unabashedly recommend my recently published book, I also include a list of some books I would highly recommend and which have had the most influence on me.

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Topics: Dividends, investor, value, market, investors, investment, securities, wall street, strategies, price

12 Dec 2018

Why Anchoring is a Harmful Bias

Posted by James Russo

When an individual’s portfolio has reached a certain numerical value (i.e. $1 million, $2.5 million, $5 million, etc.), he tends to lock-in that valuation in his mind and is unwilling for it to move lower – at times even desiring to move to cash in order to preserve the valuation. If the market or his stock declines below the level in which he has locked-in the valuation, this can lead to irrational behavior driving the investor to sell his stocks at a lower valuation while also losing the dividend income from his investment.

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Topics: stocks, portfolio, valuation, investor, cash, value, prices, market