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!

Flash Trading

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

In 2008 very few people had heard of credit default swaps, overnight repos, or collateralized debt obligations (CDOs).   Many of the firms that brought those financial creations to the market have brought dark pools and high frequency trading. Firms doing high frequency trading execute over half the orders in the […]

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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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The Ebola Virus and the Great Recession

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

WARNING – Sensitive Material. Weak stomachs beware. Two of the scariest books I’ve ever read were The Hot Zone by Richard Preston and Too Big To Fail by Andrew Ross Sorkin. On the surface, Preston and Sorkin wrote about entirely different topics – the Ebola Virus and the Great Recession. But, I think they […]

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Costly Healthcare

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

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Or does it? There are 32 nations with a greater life expectancy and 37 countries with a lower infant mortality rate than the United States. Either we aren’t eating enough apples or there’s something else going on. So, why does the United […]

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China – Why It Grew

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

China is in the news. Their stock market seems to be in free fall; their economy seems to be slowing down; their real estate market is questionable. So what is happening and how did they get to this point? 40 years ago China was an agrarian society. Today they are […]

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Challenge Offers Opportunity – Will You Be the Frog?

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

Allegory of the Frog: If you drop a frog in a pot of boiling water, it will jump out. But, if you put a frog in a pot of cold water and slowly bring it to a boil, the frog will sit in the pot until it dies. America is facing […]

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Big Questions

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

The Fiduciary Standard says, “A broker or financial advisor must make every decision in the best interest of their client.” Sounds like the right thing to me. Why then are big firms fighting this standard? Registered investment advisors must adhere to this fiduciary standard. But, registered representatives, such as financial […]

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