Markets Update and Strategies

Markets Update and Strategies

Markets Update and Strategies for CIS Wealth Managed Fee-Based Portfolios by Bob Barber I hope today finds you well as we continue to deal with a year for the history books. From the coronavirus, to the riots and political upheaval, to the record fires in the west and a number of hurricanes, to what is [...]
Secular and Biblical Counsel

Secular and Biblical Counsel

We’ve included a section from Bob’s Bible study, “Biblical Viewpoints of Money and Wealth”, on secular and biblical counsel. We encourage you to take a look, get out your Bible, and fill out the questions below! Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. PROVERBS 15:22 What does Proverbs 15:22 say [...]
Voting Right, Investing Left

Voting Right, Investing Left

By Bob Barber, CWS® Counterproductive - something that has the opposite of the intended affect or that goes against what you are trying to achieve. Polarization - division into two sharply contrasting groups or sets of opinions or beliefs at the same time. Adding one and taking away one = nothing Does being counterproductive, polarized, [...]
It’s In There

It’s In There

By Mary Jo Lyons, CFP® A friend recently asked me “exactly how does the Bible address financial planning and investment management principles?” I provided a short summary of the principles below but my response was not as polished as it should have been. I vowed to be able to answer this in a more thoughtful [...]
Market Commentary

Market Commentary

October was the second time this year and the fourth time over the past 3 years the markets have had what is considered a “correction” of 10% or more from peak to trough. Over the past 3 years corrections like this have occurred an average of every 9 months. The last “correction” was in February [...]