Author archives for Jake Bleicher

    As Gaming Industry Levels Up, So Does Its Value to Investors

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    As Gaming Industry Levels Up, So Does Its Value to Investors

    Many investors are embracing the $160 billion gaming market. The industry is larger than the $43 billion box office, $60 billion video streaming and $19 billion music businesses combined.

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    The Promise of the Biotech Industry and What It Could Mean to Investors

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    The Promise of the Biotech Industry and What It Could Mean to Investors

    I bet you’ve never heard of Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa (DEB). It’s a rare disease where a person’s skin falls off! Areas that are often rubbed, like your elbow from sitting at a table or your thighs from wearing pants, become a constant battle. It’s painful, and patients suffer from f …

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    4 Easy Ways to Diversify Your Investments

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    4 Easy Ways to Diversify Your Investments

    Published By Jake Bleicher, Equity Analyst The benefit diversified investments has for a portfolio is simple, in theory. It reduces the impact any individual investment has on the portfolio, and proper diversification can help mitigate losses during a market downturn. In practice however, p …

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    4 Insights on Appropriate Diversification

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    4 Insights on Appropriate Diversification

    Published by Jake Bleicher and the Carson Group Partners Investment Committee One of the classic axioms of investing is diversify, diversify and diversify. It is a practical way of minimizing exposure to the potential downfalls of any single investment. In other words, don’t place all of yo …

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    Selecting Investment Strategies

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    Selecting Investment Strategies

    Published by Jake Bleicher and the Carson Wealth Investment Committee A fundamental decision made when selecting an investment strategy is whether to invest actively or passively. Given that more than $1.1 trillion have flowed into passive funds since 2008 while active funds have seen a sli …

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    Using Rationale While Investing

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    Using Rationale While Investing

    Published by Jake Bleicher and the Carson Wealth Investment Committee A strategic wealth management plan often focuses on investment allocation. Empirical evidence suggests that asset allocation explains 91.5% of return variation over time (Brinson, Singer & Beebower 1991). By that logi …

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    Are You a Conservative Investor?

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    Are You a Conservative Investor?

    Published by Jake Bleicher and Ron Carson Conservative investments are often associated with lower portfolio expected returns. The investment community has been indoctrinated with the notion that risk and return are correlated in a linear function.

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    Business is the Key to Solving Global Issues

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    Business is the Key to Solving Global Issues

    Published by Jake Bleicher Social media has increased public awareness of serious issues plaguing our world and also provides an outlet for citizens to share their opinions. Problems like malnutrition, lack of clean water, pollution, access to basic healthcare, inadequate education and many …

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    The Future of Energy Stocks

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    The Future of Energy Stocks

    Published by Jake Bleicher The price of oil has been cut in half since June when West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was selling at $107 per barrel. The excitement has provided ample fodder for industry analysts and media journalists to speculate about future prices. Some of the leading soothsaye …

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    Keynesian Economics

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    Keynesian Economics

    Published by Jake Bleicher When most people think about John Maynard Keynes they usually think about Keynesian economics. His work has helped to shape modern economic policy and played a monumental role in revitalizing the global economy after the Great Depression.

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