Periscope Newsletter and Blog

Read our latest investment advice, economic insights and real-life practical financial planning tips.

Both higher inflation and stronger dollar?

  Read this post for more information about inflation and the US dollar. Be sure to join us on May 19 for this week’s Lunch & Learn to learn about inflation from one of our key investment partners. Click here to RSVP. Inflation defies tradition A recent headline in the Wall Street Journal summarizes a...
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China Faces Challenges

  Read this post for a brief overview of some of the challenges faced by America’s biggest economic rival, and the world’s second largest economy. China wants to be the biggest and best China has ambitious goals and the country’s recent success has increased the chances that it will achieve them. One of the goals...
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global investment outlook

China, a story about when I grew up…

  China, a story about when I grew up… Read this Periscope for insights into the world’s second largest economy and how it is influencing the culture and behavior of the world at large. When I grew up in Singapore… So begins our conversation with Louis Lau, one of our investment managers who specializes in...
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is china on the rise?

Is China on the rise?

  China is going its own way As I discussed at the beginning of this year, China is going its own way. With the world’s second largest economy and the fastest growth rate of any large country, they are flexing economic strength. Read more: Our 2022 Outlook is Cautiously Optimistic Watch the video from January:...
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Inflation and Our Portfolios in Q1 2022

  Read this post for insights into what we are doing to protect our usual client portfolios from inflation and the investment opportunities we see today. Last week we gave a link to clients with a lot of detailed information. Today’s newsletter is shorter than that, but still pretty detailed! Make sure to contact your...
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assets and income retirement planning

Q1 2022 Investment Commentary – Threats and opportunities investing in global markets

Read this post for our investment research partners’ perspective on the first three months of 2022. Clearly, the changes in the world are outside our scope. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine beginning February 24, 2022 changes a lot of things. Our focus in this Periscope is to discuss the investment threats and opportunities we faced, and...
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salary increase

What to do with an Annual Salary Increase

  Read this post for 8 good ideas and 3 bad ideas for what to do with a bonus, or other influx of money. Recently, I published an article for the CFP Board of Standards. I thought I would add some color to the article for our clients. The question was, what should you do...
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wheel of investor emotion

In Just Three Minutes, A Big Investment Lesson!

  In our recent lunch and learn Zoominar, Bob Schmidt gave us some tips for how to become better investors. Here, I skip ahead to one of his best, most practical ideas.   Click Here to Use the Wheel of Investor Emotion   Watch Video on A Phenomenal Portfolio   He will walk through an...
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Managing Your Emotions While You Are Investing

  Check out this post for an informative video with tips for managing our emotions while investing during these uncertain times. I encourage you to watch this video and share it with your friends. I spoke with an investor recently who said it was just a whole lot easier to deal with the turbulence of...
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