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 [...]
When Markets Hover

When Markets Hover

By Bob Barber, CWS® If you’re starting to get impatient with how the markets seem to be in a flat trading range since January, you may not realize that it’s normal many times for markets to hover around a certain range for extended periods of time every few years. Then unexpectedly, without notice, they will [...]
Do You Have Brakes on Your Investment Portfolio?

Do You Have Brakes on Your Investment Portfolio?

Come learn about having brakes on your portfolio to possibly reduce losses in a runaway market using tactical investment management. Please join us for an informative evening. Feel free to invite a guest (or two!) to join you who could benefit from this information as well.* Guest Speaker: Pete Matter, CMFC Regional Vice President, W.E. [...]
Investing With Your Values

Investing With Your Values

What Is Values Based Investing? Values based investing integrates Biblical guidelines with an investment portfolio. This method looks for companies to invest in that are making a positive impact on our society, as well as applying screening processes to avoid those that do not. Helping Clients Make Informed Decisions CIS Wealth Management Group provides potential [...]