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Residential Housing Market Outlook Remains Positive

Bryan Reilly
November 30, 2017

Download PDF   In “The Big Short,” a film based on Michael Lewis’ best-selling book about Wall Street’s role in the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, there was a constant refrain: "But housing is always stable—people don’t just not pay their mortgage—It will never collapse." But collapse the housing market did. The spectacular meltdown led to the Great Recession...
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Relating to Investment Risk

Bryan Reilly
September 26, 2017

Download PDF   Risk and return are inextricably linked, and potential returns are typically proportional to the risk an investor is willing to assume. Consequently, understanding risk is an essential component of long-term investment success. When investors lose money, it can be a function of permanent declines in an investment’s intrinsic value or the loss can be due to the...
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Bigger Things Might Come in Smaller Packages

Bryan Reilly
February 28, 2017

The outlook for small-cap stocks is the most promising it has been in a decade. According to U.S. News & World Report , “Some economists point to small caps as a barometer for the overall health of the U.S. economy. The leadership in this sector is seen as an encouraging sign for the market overall.” In the Q1 2017 edition of The Advisor, Atlantic Trust’s quarterly magazine, I...
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6 Investment Risk Terms You Should Understand

Bryan Reilly
September 01, 2016

  The key to both wealth creation and wealth preservation over time is to minimize the risk of permanent capital loss.     When it comes to risk and wealth preservation, a highly critical point for most investors is to think long term, when appropriate, considering a client’s investment horizon. While market volatility can be unsettling, the market tends to...