The Meme Stock Craze Killed Jim Simons


The Meme Stock Craze Killed Jim Simons

Let's talk about the meme stock craze and how it impacted Jim Simons! Today we also highlight rising credit card and auto loan delinquencies, the depletion of post-pandemic savings, and financial strains from higher costs of essentials amid high interest rates. And did you know there was also brief resurgence of meme stocks like GameStop and AMC? Join us as we discuss...

  • Jim Simons' investment success using mathematical models.
  • "The Man Who Solved the Market" book by Greg Zuckerman.
  • The Renaissance Technologies and its significant returns.
  • The impact of wealth and charitable giving.
  • Examination of tax strategies and the concept of presidential libraries.
  • Debate on credit card debt and utilization rates.
  • Discussion on the rising cost of living and inflation.
  • Mention of the recent surge and drop in meme stocks like GameStop.
  • Commentary on the Federal Reserve's role in managing financial crises.

"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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