Monthly Archives September 2014

Luck v. Skill

A big point of conversation in the financial media is the excellence of passive investing over active investing.  In other words, buying funds that mimic broad market indices is better than buying funds that actively pick stocks.  We disagree.

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Adam Wright

About Adam Wright

Ever since I switched into the Smeal College of Business at Penn State I have pursued intelligent analysis with all the vigor available to me. Joining Wright Associates in 2011 has provided me the opportunity to put years of education to work.

The Huqoq Excavation Project

Traveling always involves some moments of serendipity, and our recent cruise along the coastline of Croatia with Travel Dynamics was no exception.

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Kathleen Wright

About Kathleen Wright

I have been practicing investment management for 37 years. Today, my job is still as interesting and exciting as it was when I accepted my first job as a Financial Analyst at Ford Motor Credit Company.

Matching Goals and Expectations

Everyone may define risk in different ways.  However, when it comes to investing money and planning for the future we believe risk management is paramount.  So, if there are many views of what risk is how can we properly manage it?

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Adam Wright

About Adam Wright

Ever since I switched into the Smeal College of Business at Penn State I have pursued intelligent analysis with all the vigor available to me. Joining Wright Associates in 2011 has provided me the opportunity to put years of education to work.

NexGen Travel Tools and Resources

It seems as though everyone is downloading and using apps on their smartphones or utilizing some interesting new software.  No one would believe that I am a first adopter, but some free software that I find to be very advantageous includes:

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Kathleen Wright

About Kathleen Wright

I have been practicing investment management for 37 years. Today, my job is still as interesting and exciting as it was when I accepted my first job as a Financial Analyst at Ford Motor Credit Company.

Playing the Odds

We often talk about putting the odds in your favor. In our opinion, speculating in the stock market is akin to gambling and in most times you are more likely to lose than win. Well, what about playing Powerball with your lucky numbers on a gut feeling?

According to the July/August 2014 issue of the Smithsonian Magazine, it would take 1,167,843 YEARS of playing the Powerball to have a 50-50 chance of winning the jackpot. This was taken from The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day by David J. Hand.

Is might just be us, but we do not like these odds very much. We encourage clients to always ask themselves how likely it is their investment thesis will work out before putting money to work.

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Adam Wright

About Adam Wright

Ever since I switched into the Smeal College of Business at Penn State I have pursued intelligent analysis with all the vigor available to me. Joining Wright Associates in 2011 has provided me the opportunity to put years of education to work.