What can history teach us about investing?

What can history teach us about investing?

At Flexible Plan, one of the many benefits of being in the markets for nearly 40 years is that we get to look back and test many of the constructive ways that would have best served our investors’ interests. Looking back through market history, it is easy to see that markets change and so should market tactics.

Managing real (and perceived) market volatility

Managing real (and perceived) market volatility

Over the last 12 months, investors may have felt like they have seen remarkable bouts of market volatility, despite the fact that the CBOE VIX Volatility Index has experienced relatively few serious spikes. The most notable VIX event over this period was in December 2018, as the S&P 500 declined close to 20% from its prior highs.

Investing can be a turnkey experience

Investing can be a turnkey experience

Staff members were waiting for us at the airport, which was teeming with people when the transatlantic plane touched down. In a crowded, cavernous room, with signs everywhere in a foreign tongue, they found our luggage and escorted us through customs. Whisked into a private car, they sped us to the dock and our rivercraft.