The Myth of Excellence – Part One

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

Buy and Hold was (and sometimes still is) a strategy to find great companies: purchase their stock and put it away to hold for decades. I still believe in buy and hold, but the timeline for the holding period has significantly shortened. I recently read a book by Fred Crawford […]

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Brexit

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

The news that overhangs the markets is Brexit – the UK voted to leave the European Union. While I believe that this was a very short-sighted decision, I also believe that the Brexit decision has a historical impetus going back several centuries along with more recent history. During the late […]

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What’s A Fiduciary?

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

Recently, British comedian John Oliver’s show Last Week Tonight put out a flooring (and very entertaining) look at the retirement industry. I spent Monday morning watching it after Sara shared it, and between nodding along with his points and laughing so hard I choked I decided that I needed to […]

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The Market Is Flat

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

There has been no new market high since May 21st, 2015. That’s a reality that has some investors panicking; some are even dubbing this the “Twilight Zone” (do do do do). And yet – and yet, if we ignore the preemptive panic, we can see that for all the threat […]

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Oil and Commodities Drop

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

2016 has been off to a rough start – in fact it is the worst start in history – and for many, 2016 is stirring up memories of 2008. I believe that this fear is unfounded and stemming from misinterpreting the oil and commodities drop. They are symptoms, I believe, […]

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Who Is an Adams Financial Concepts Client?

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

I believe an Adams Financial Concepts’ client is someone who wants success. What does success mean for my clients? It means wealth. My clients want to win and beat the market. Regardless of whether they own their own businesses, have grown through a company, or inherited their wealth, they aren’t […]

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Where Have the Jobs Gone?

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

The common belief is US jobs are going overseas where labor is cheaper and restrictions are more lenient. Is this really the case? Based on Robert Lawrence and Martin Bailey’s study in 2006, only 10-percent of the jobs lost were exported. The other 90-percent were lost because of increased productivity […]

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What’s Food Got To Do With it?

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

TV and newspapers talk about the “consumer returning.” Where did the consumer go? Nowhere. They never left. In 2009, 70 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was made up of personal expenditures. Which means, $7 out of every $10 spent in the United States went towards one of four […]

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What Does Disruptive Technology Mean For an Investor?

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

Disruptive technology shakes up the norm. It unexpectedly displaces an established technology and forces the standard man outside of his comfort zone. Often arising during financial crises, disruptive technology sprouts new inventions and increases efficiency. Often in the midst of this chaos wild predictions are made about the future. On March […]

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What Do You Control?

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

Negotiations on the debt ceiling have come to a close. The average guy or gal’s views of how each party handled their side vary wildly. However, regardless of your stance on how the debt ceiling should be handled, chances are you have no input. Most likely, the politicians in Washington […]

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