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!

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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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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The New Currency

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

The U.S. dollar hasn’t always been the U.S dollar. For most of America’s toddler years, states, towns, and, sometimes, individual banks printed their own currency. Even with when the Coinage Act of 1792 was passed by Congress, it did not create a unified paper currency. However, a national currency was […]

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Thankful for Local Businesses

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

Happy Thanksgiving! I’m getting ready to spend time with loved ones, dig in to a big turkey, and celebrate all the things for which I’m thankful. For what are you thankful this season? One of the things I am thankful for is the fabulous local businesses that make Seattle’s economy […]

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Technology Transforms Medical Research

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

Have you ever gotten a particularly nasty infection? The kind of infection which won’t go away until your doctor prescribes antibiotics? I have. It’s magical what those little pills can do. Yet in 1918 when WWI was ending, there weren’t any magical cures for disease. The Spanish Flu took the lives […]

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Stories and Bubbles

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

When a farmer in Holland planted a tulip bulb, did they know it would be worth 6 acres of land one day? In 1634, when Tulip Mania began, the price of tulips skyrocketed. By 1635, 40 tulip bulbs bought 1000 tons of butter, 3000 fatted sheep, or 2500 full-grown oxen. […]

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