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Professional Mentorship

Author: Adam Stewart

 

The importance of professional mentorship cannot be understated. From the perspective of both mentor and mentee, the process can be highly rewarding. As a mentor, it will help you refine leadership skills, expose you to perspectives of others outside of your “normal” bubble, and increase your professional network. As a mentee, you get the benefit of learning from others’ mistakes and successes, get advice on professional growth, and jump start your professional network.

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Seriously, Get a Dog

Author: Adam Stewart

 

I’ve either owned or been around dogs as long as I can remember. I’m fortunate enough to have two of the best dogs on the planet in my family now. Not only are they fun to have around, but they can have a serious positive impact on physical health and mental wellness.

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Get Outside

Author: Adam Stewart

 

If there’s one thing that being stuck inside proves, it’s that getting outside has never been more important. Being outside and experiencing your natural surroundings is critical for both mental and physical health.

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Topics: Overlay, Volatility

Times Like These

Author: Adam Stewart

 

As the great 21st century philosopher Dave Grohl says, “It’s times like these you learn to live again, it’s times like these you give and give again, it’s times like these you learn to love again, it’s time like these time and time again”.

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Topics: Overlay

ETF Liquidity

Author: Adam Stewart

 

ETFs trade like stocks with market makers posting quotes on various exchanges. Much like stocks, ETFs can be bought or sold throughout the day. Many investors express concern over perceived illiquidity of smaller or newer ETFs. They see an ETF that might have volume of only a few thousand shares per day and trade with extremely wide spreads. A major difference in trading stocks and ETFs is the create/redeem process. 

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Topics: Overlay, ETF

Fat Tail Risk

Author: Adam Stewart

In layman’s terms, Fat Tail Risk is the low probability of assets suffering a decline in value of significant magnitude. Since these low probability / high magnitude market events can be devastating to portfolio value, many investors refer to the experience of a Fat Tail Risk event as a “permanent impairment of capital”. In capital markets, appreciation of Fat Tail Risk for most investors tends to ebb and flow in cycles that correlate to general market volatility. In other words, market participants tend to have short memories when times are good. 

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