In honor of Coach Belichick and the Patriots unheralded run of success, we wanted to highlight some great lessons that they can teach us about investing:
The Pats do a great job of ignoring the media and controversy that they try to create. The sky is always falling, yet the Pats have shown a long-term history of success. The same is true in the investment markets. We term it Headline Risk - see this video from DFA. There is always something to be concerned about. In the media, fear and drama sell, whether it’s about the Presidency, Gronk’s retirement prospects, Y2K, or the latest TB12 drama. How many football teams would have made it through ‘Deflategate’ and won the Super Bowl? One.
Our work is fun and extremely gratifying. Each passing year seems better than the last. Thanks for your commitment to our firm’s process and philosophies. Special thanks to the CPAs, Attorneys, and friends that introduced new people to the firm. We welcomed many “nearly-retired” couples, retirees, and closely-held businesses to the firm in 2017. To better and more efficiently serve you, we continue to evolve. Here are some recent updates that are worth sharing: