Independence From Bad Investing


Independence From Bad Investing

We are here to celebrate your independence from bad investing. Today we discuss investing, political commentary, and of course the U.S. debate. Listen in for investment insights and how politics often have little impact on stock market performance. The focus is on understanding market trends, with a detailed analysis of current market performance across various sectors, highlighting that a few high-performing stocks are driving overall market gains and more. Today we discuss...

  • The UK's new prime minister and political changes post-Brexit.
  • The US presidential debate between Biden and Trump, with concerns about the candidates' competency.
  • Emphasis on the lack of substance in the debate and questions about who is actually running the country.
  • Discussion on the perceived gaslighting by political parties and media.
  • The importance of consistent investment strategy irrespective of political changes.
  • Market performance trends, focusing on high-performing stocks driving overall gains.
  • Advice on the benefits of indexing and diversification in investments.
  • Concluding thoughts on maintaining a disciplined investment approach despite market or political volatility.

"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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