When we watch the news, we hear how every day events are "drastically shaping" the market, and on a day-to-day scale, the market seems volatile. How does anyone invest for the long-term? Mike uses several big ideas to shape the way he puts his portfolios together. While not every investment is right for you, Mike thinks that arming yourself with knowledge and perspective can help you make the right choices.

We invite you to take a look at some of our blogs on Mile High Investing for some big ideas, long term investments, and a new perspective on creating a portfolio that is "ahead of the curve."

Investing In Disruptive Technology

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Investing has become more and more complicated. It used to be you could buy stock in a blue chip company, stick it in a drawer, and wait until it grew. Times they are a changing. Blue chip companies are quickly becoming has-beens. Disruptive technology rules the day. What are blue […]

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Investing In Companies Which Fill Needs

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

On About Money and here on the blog we have discussed sitting down with your financial advisor and looking over your portfolio. Often when doing so, people’s vision is too small. Many of us only look at the short term – the immediate returns. I believe we need to focus on long […]

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International Investing Risks

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

At almost every investment conference I attend, the literature and speakers discuss the advantages of investing internationally. In theory, it looks like a good diversification and potentially an improvement to a portfolio’s performance. However, I believe there are some significant risks involved beyond the scope of analysis. In 2001, Jim O’Neill, […]

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Innovation

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the top of Mount Washington in Pittsburgh, you can see three rivers intersect. While I was completing my Master of Science in Industrial Administration (now called a Master of Business Administration) at Carnegie Mellon University, I would drive to the top. Along one of the riverbanks there was a […]

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Identifying the Value of a Company

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you and Alice Canlis were side by side in a small hatchback driving across North Dakota, would she kick you out or would you become best friends by the time you reached Chicago? Mark Canlis, co-owner of Seattle’s renowned Canlis restaurant, believes none of the 90-plus person staff at Canlis […]

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Identify Spending Trends

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Identifying where money is going is vital to your success as an investor. For example, take military spending: In 1985, global military spending was $1.5 trillion (this number and all subsequent numbers are based on the worth of the 2011 United States dollar). Meaning in 1985, the world was spending […]

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High Quality

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

What do the sockeye salmon of Redfish Lake in Idaho and CFM Consolidated have in common? Survival. In 2006, only four of this rare species completed the 900-mile trek back to Redfish Lake. Utilizing a MariSource Incubation System, scientists have helped the population grow to over 120 as of last year. MariSource is […]

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Flash Crash

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Flash Crash can be described as a quick drop and recovery in stock or security prices. Over the years, numerous companies have witnessed shared views of plunges and spikes. “Flash crashes will occur and it will happen again,” said Todd Schoenberger, managing director at LandColt Capital. “If you are […]

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Will There Be A Double-Dip?

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a market driven by fear and greed, generalizations are common. With stocks rising and falling so quickly, it’s easy to panic and think a double dip is not far away. Do we appear to be in a slow period? Yes. Does this mean we’ll double dip? I don’t think […]

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Energy, Money, and the Markets

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Turn off the lights! They’re costing you money. The soft white, incandescent bulbs burning away on your desk are eating away at your pocket book. It’s been predicted, by 2050 the world will need to generate twice as much energy as it does currently. What does this mean for you? […]

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