Andrew Lanoie

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23 Jul: Wall Street Bankruptcies: The Sequel

What do the following two lists have in common? List 1 Lehman Brothers Washington Mutual General Motors CIT Group Chrysler Thornburg Mortgage General Growth Properties Lyondell Chemical Colonial BancGroup Capmark Financial Group List 2 The Hertz Corporation LATAM Airlines Group Frontier Communications Intelsat…

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08 Jul: How Inflation Impacts Your Investments

Broadly defined, inflation is the increase in prices over a period with the underlying premise that a specific amount of currency (i.e., the dollar) will be able to buy less than before. In an inflationary environment, a loaf of bread…

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03 Jun: The “Risks” of Passive Investing

We live in a litigious society. We, as Americans are sue happy. The courts were originally designed to offer justice to a party harmed by another’s actions or make things right. However, over time, because litigation can be expensive when…

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21 May: Wealthy Investors’ Affinity for Alternatives

Since the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a massive upswing in interest in private investments.
According to a recent article in Institutional Investor, a majority of institutional investors were set last year to increase allocations to alternative assets.

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01 May: Investing: Choosing the Right Merits vs. Hype

While the masses have uncertainty, savvy investors are investing in the right assets, and for the right reasons, are you?

in·vest / verb
to put money to use in something offering potential profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value.

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22 Apr: What High-Income Earners Are Missing

Many of us were raised with solid work ethics. How could we not with endless stories like your parents walking to school uphill both ways in the snow?

This work ethic translated to our school work and our careers.

We did well in high school, studied hard for our SATs, got into our university of choice, got those nice Magna Cum Laude ribbons around our gowns at graduation, and many of us even went on to grad school and became successful doctors, lawyers, and CEOs.

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17 Apr: Biases That Prevent Good Investment Decisions

I’m no behavioral expert, nor do I aspire to be one. Still, I’ve been around the block long enough to recognize that human actions and behaviors are shaped by a variety of factors, including our family backgrounds, life experiences, and even genetics.

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25 Mar: An Uncertain Time Calls for a Certain Resolve

Road trips are great.

As a kid, we didn’t have phones to keep us occupied and only a few games to chew up time. The “99 Bottles of Beer” song (“99 Bottles of Root Beer” in our family) got real old fast.

With nothing else to do, we spent the time asking our parents a lot of questions and just taking in the new scenery.

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18 Mar: A Sure Bet in Today’s Market is Affordable Housing

Towards the end of 2019, there were rumblings in the financial community of an impending recession in 2020.

The economy had been expanding for more than ten years – longer than any expansion in history – so recession was only a matter of when not if. Fast forward to today, and the markets are in a panic. In only a month, the Dow has dropped more than 20%.