The Truth About The False Notion of a US Civil War and the Stock Market


The Truth About The False Notion of a US Civil War and the Stock Market

This week we navigate another week in the markets and the idea of a potential civil war and the stock market. This week in the markets we discuss

  • Another eventful week in the markets, with little significant change. Why so quiet?
  • Discussion revolves around the recent Fed meeting and its implications.
  • Market analysts scrutinize minor adjustments in the Fed's statement for deeper meaning.
  • Understanding market reactions is crucial for informed investment decisions.
  • Market trends reflect the collective actions and sentiments of millions of investors.
  • Investing strategies should consider how news aligns with market expectations and reactions.
  • Media sensationalism and fear-mongering can distort perceptions of market realities. Tune out the noise.
  • Long-term market direction tends to be upward, despite short-term fluctuations.
  • Maintaining a rational perspective and avoiding emotional responses is crucial for successful investing.
  • Why civil war is NOT a possibility in the U.S... Yet if you watch your favorite news station it feels like it is. We discuss how to square that circle.

"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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