Slow on the Draw(downs)

By | January 31st, 2017|Commentary|

HOW MUCH YOU MAKE DEPENDS A LOT ON HOW MUCH YOU DON’T LOSE Much has been written about the mathematics of how large losses and outsized volatility impact investment returns. Not surprisingly, there are a number of fairly complex formulas that calculate a number of fairly complex measures -- high-minded things like drawdown size, [...]

Defying Gravity

By | January 31st, 2017|Advisor Insights|

Unless you’ve been on a seemingly routine spacewalk and your shuttle was destroyed, you’re probably aware that the Dow Jones Industrial Average just closed above 20000. Who on earth isn’t? That’s because the ageless index attracts an outsized level of attention whenever it clears a thousand-point hurdle. Fact is, though, there’s really nothing magical about [...]

A Bit Too Much

By | January 17th, 2017|Advisor Insights|

Other kids' games are all such a bore! They've gotta have rules and they gotta keep score! Calvinball is better by far! It's never the same! It's always bizarre! — Excerpt from the Calvinball theme song For reasons known only to Calvin and his anthropomorphic buddy Hobbes, cartoonist Bill Watterson concluded his popular cartoon strip back [...]

William Davis Named as Chief Marketing Officer

By | January 11th, 2017|Press Release|

Fund Architects LLC, a provider of investment portfolios dynamically constructed to capitalize on shifting global markets, today announced that William Davis has joined the firm as Chief Marketing Officer and a member of its Investment Committee. Mr. Davis will immediately begin working with Burt Snover, President of Fund Architects, and Daniel Snover, the firm’s Deputy [...]

Happy Old Year

By | January 4th, 2017|Advisor Insights|

“Auld Lang Syne", as you might know, is an old Scots poem set to the tune of an old Scots folk song. Which means the old Scots words are incomprehensible anywhere outside of a few pubs along the Firth of Clyde. As a result, the song's title has been translated into standard not-Scots English as [...]