It's hard not to imagine that the drama we hear about in the news won't affect our investments - but what's important and what's not when you invest in the long term? Mike offers some insight into what he thinks is important, what he takes into account when he puts together portfolios, and maybe just some information you'll find interesting!

Bond Vigilantes

By Adams Financial Concepts | May 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Economist recently compared watching the market in 2018 to watching a horror movie. There is the character that walks out into the dark, the floor boards creaking and the swell of haunting music to build the tension. Is it Freddy Krueger or only the wind? In response to the […]

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Tulips, Bubbles, and Bitcoin

By Adams Financial Concepts | March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is tulip season in Mt. Vernon, and for me that brings to mind a book. One of the classic investment books is Extraordinary Popular Delusions and Other Madness of the Crowd by Charles Mackay. Despite being first published in 1841, it is one of those books that I think […]

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2017 In Review

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the things that I believe sets me apart from other talking heads commenting on the state of the markets is that I hold myself accountable for my predictions. 2017 is over now, and that means that most people are talking about 2018, and prepared to let bygones be […]

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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, of […]

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Mute the T.V.

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

As of January 14, the stock market had its worst start in history. Are we headed to another 2008? NO! In fact, I believe we will probably see a decent to very good market in 2016. But is that what you will hear during the presidential and congressional campaigns? No, […]

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January 2016

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

The outlook and predictions for 2016 are, frankly, awful. Between oil prices dropping, China’s repeated troubles, and the market opening only to drop 400 points, no one seems to have anything good to say about 2016. But how accurate is all the doom and gloom? Last December, Richard Bernstein published […]

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Chinese Mercantilism and Yuan Devaluation

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

Only 40 years ago, China was an agricultural nation, and yet in what seems like no time at all they have become the world’s second largest economy – second only to the US. How is this possible? I have drawn the comparison both on About Money and on my blog […]

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Impeachment

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

What happens to the markets if President Trump is impeached? It isn’t my intention to give a prediction on if he will or will not be impeached. I am writing this to analyze what would happen if he is impeached, so that you will be prepared in the event. My […]

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New Year, New Everything

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

The New Year is traditionally a time for self-reflection and New Year resolutions: You’re going go on more walks, lose some weight, cook more, and really buckle down on work – at least until March. It’s not all that different in the financial world. For the months on either side […]

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Trump Trade War

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

These last few weeks have been a roller coaster, no matter who you voted for. You may be surprised to know that the DOW doesn’t reflect this. On Monday and Tuesday November 7 and 8, when polls were showing Clinton was going to be elected President, the DOW was up […]

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