Chart Crimes: Something Interesting Happened In The Market Today


Chart Crimes: Something Interesting Happened In The Market Today

Today we talk about chart crimes! We dive into how charts can sometimes tell a misleading story. We have to stress the importance of looking beyond the surface and understanding the narratives behind the data. This chat is full of insights into the complexities of investing and the importance of staying adaptable in the ever-changing market landscape. Today we discuss: 

  • The concept of "chart crimes" and how charts are used to convey specific narratives.
  • Discussion on the performance of different asset classes over time, including equities and bonds.
  • Emphasis on understanding economic cycles and paradigm shifts in shaping investment strategies.
  • Considerations for adapting investment approaches to changing market conditions.
  • Exploration of strategies like stock buybacks, dividend investing, and sector rotation.
  • Caution against the simplistic narrative of buy and hold, highlighting the importance of nuanced decision-making.
  • Acknowledgment of the complexities and risks involved in market timing and investment decision-making.

"Cash is not trash... Cash is King"   - Kirk Chisholm

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Today's Guest:  Kirk Chisholm

Kirk Chisholm is a Wealth Manager and Principal at Innovative Advisory Group, an independent Registered Investment Advisor located in Lexington, MA. He has been providing wealth management services to individuals, executives, entrepreneurs, and their families since 1999. He is an outside the box thinker, risk manager, inflation expert, blogger, podcaster, and all-around interesting guy. Kirk is dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all of his clients and their families. One of the benefits of working with Kirk is his patience, empathy, and his ability to provide clear and easy-to-understand explanations to complex financial topics.

Kirk developed a unique philosophy for the wealth management industry called Risk Management First. The medical field has a similar way of thinking of “first do no harm”. This philosophy focuses on risk management for clients in all aspects of their lives in ways the industry does not address. Risk management does not stop with investments. It also requires working closely with other professionals to address areas of their financial lives not currently being met.

In 2008, Kirk co-founded Innovative Advisory Group to address the needs not being addressed by the wealth management industry. It started with specializing in alternative assets held in retirement accounts (i.e. self directed IRAs/401ks). Then the company expanded into the specialization of college funding (i.e. planning, strategy, and paying the least possible for a high quality education), Risk Management First, exit planning for business owners, advanced planning (estate, tax, etc), and providing practice management and leadership training to other financial advisors, accountants and attorneys. 

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