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Investor upsides as interest rates rise

As interest rates have been rising, investors have seen the values of their bond holdings shrink. In a MONEY TALK VIDEO, Kendall Bauer points out some of the upsides of the rising rate environment. He spoke with Kyle Tetting as part of the 2022 Investment Outlook Video. […]

The shifting values of growth and value

In a MONEY TALK VIDEO, Paige Radke explains how conditions have shifted favor between growth and value stocks – and what it means to investors. […]

How investors can navigate bear markets

In a MONEY TALK VIDEO, Steve Giles talks about how to handle occasional steep stock sell-offs. […]

2022 Investment Outlook Seminar Quiz

A multiple-choice quiz covering the 2022 Investment Outlook Seminar includes links to further resources in the answers. […]

2022 Investment Outlook Seminar

In the 2022 Investment Outlook Seminar, a Money Talk Video, Kyle Tetting and Bob Landaas explain the circumstances that brought about the current conditions, what investors might expect ahead and how they should be managing their wealth in the meantime. The video includes discussions with Steve Giles, Dave Sandstrom, Kendall Bauer and Paige Radke.

Summer calm belies uncertainties ahead

By Kyle Tetting
That’s the good news. Despite the generally sour mood on the heels of significant declines in stock and bond prices, broad market measures are stable, and economic indicators have continued to show signs of growth. But even with some renewed optimism, it’s never all good. […]

Evergreen support for nature center

Milwaukee’s Urban Ecology Center connects city residents with nature and one another. […]

Math hints on bonds, balance, recession

By Kyle Tetting
While I believe a focus on current economic conditions may be shortsighted, it’s worth understanding just where we stand. There’s always a danger in saying “this time it’s different,” but nuance is critical to understanding just what matters as we plan for what comes next. First, and foremost for me, interest rates have suddenly made bonds more attractive.

Seeking answers in wrong questions

By Kyle Tetting
I’m frequently asked, especially recently, how we know we’re in a recession.
To be technical, we aren’t officially in a recession until the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) says we are in a recession. And, while GDP growth is a consideration, the NBER looks at the pace of broad economic activity over the span of months in making their determination.
I bring up the technical definition as it reminds me just how irrelevant the actual pronouncement may be for our expectations.

Good things come to investors who wait

By Joel Dresang
Patience is a necessary virtue for long-term investors. It directs us to stay still instead of rushing for the exit during stock sell-offs. It cautions us to remain calm as we watch the declining value of bonds we may be counting on in the short run. […]

Finding direction in the fundamentals

By Kyle Tetting
Earnings and interest rates.
As I explained recent weakness in markets with some very patient clients in my office, those words brought me back to reality. I’d spent a few minutes opining on the actions of the Federal Reserve, the prospects of recession and the pressures of inflation. When I had finished my dissertation, my clients asked a simple question: “What are those two things Bob always told us mattered?”

Risk, rotation, resilience, rebalance

By Brian Kilb
Let’s step back, take a deep breath, and revisit a few key portfolio thoughts in these challenging times. […]

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