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Why does the stock market care about AI?

March 6, 2024

Zak Lutz here, partner and Chief Investment Officer at LifeGuide. I was skiing with a friend recently and, on the ride up between runs, our conversation kept coming back to the markets. (Which I’m sure is the center of your conversations during ski outings as well!) My friend was eager to know, ”What’s driving up […]

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Are the markets weird right now?

November 6, 2023

Zak Lutz here, Partner and Chief Investment Officer at LifeGuide. I was talking to a client the other day about how stocks and bonds are both going down right now, making this an unusually challenging investing environment. And they asked me, “The markets seem really weird right now…why are things going down if the economy […]

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Become a better investor by setting proper expectations

June 28, 2023

Today, we want to talk about something that tends to “fly under the radar” in many conversations about investing: the importance of setting proper expectations. Note: This video was originally published in our monthly client e-newsletter, Guidepost. The importance of proper expectations Today, I’d like to talk about something that seldom gets much attention when […]

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You have millions of people working for you!

April 26, 2023

Today, we want to provide a brief market update and share a story we believe has the power to change how you view your investment portfolio.  Note: This video was published in our monthly client e-newsletter, Guidepost. 2023 Q2 Market Update Both US and international stocks have recovered from their March lows when regulators […]

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What’s going to happen with the market this year?

February 1, 2023

Today, we want to unpack a question we get asked a lot this time of year: “What do you think is going to happen with the market this year?” To explore this question—and the question behind the question—is Chief Investment Officer, Zak Lutz. Take it away, Zak! Note: This video was originally published in our monthly […]

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Why does pessimism sound so smart?

October 31, 2022

Today, we want to let you in on a secret. It’s a simple secret, but one we believe has the ability to make you a better investor overnight.  Here’s Zak to tell you all about it: Note: This video was originally published in our monthly client e-newsletter, Guidepost. The thing about pessimism I want to […]

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An update on the current market conditions

June 28, 2022

“The market is the most efficient mechanism anywhere in the world for transferring wealth from impatient people to patient people.” — Warren Buffett Note: This video was originally published in our monthly client e-newsletter, Guidepost.  The bond, stock, and real estate markets are still reacting to inflation, recession, and interest rate hike concerns. The market […]

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Russia, Ukraine, & the stock market

February 28, 2022

Note: This post was adapted from a recent edition of our monthly client e-newsletter, Guidepost. Given the current events in Ukraine, LifeGuide’s Chief Investment Office, Zak Lutz, sits down to share our thoughts and perspective on what we’re seeing with the stock market.  First and foremost, we pray for peace, comfort, and protection for all those […]

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The pull and tug of the market

October 30, 2021

Today, we’re bringing you a Q4 2021 Market Update with LifeGuide Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Zak Lutz. What’s going on in the market? What’s the latest on inflation? Are we heading into a period of increased market volatility? Great questions. Take it away, Zak! Note: this video was originally published in our monthly client newsletter, […]

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What’s going on with inflation?

July 26, 2021

Today, we have LifeGuide Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Zak Lutz, on hand to share some wisdom and insight into what we’re currently seeing with inflation. What should we make of the latest Consumer Price Index increase? Should we be concerned? How do we prepare for inflation?  Back in October 2019, I attended the Financial […]

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Q&A: Can the stock market keep going up?

April 26, 2021

Today, we’re sitting down with LifeGuide Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Zak Lutz, to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. This is the final part in our six-part Q&A series. Q: Can the stock market keep going up?   Last year, we examined the historical growth of the stock markets over […]

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Q&A: Why is the stock market so high?

April 26, 2021

Today, we’re sitting down with LifeGuide Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Zak Lutz, to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. This is the fifth part in our six-part Q&A series. Q: Why is the stock market so high? A: To begin unpacking this question, it’s helpful to acknowledge the fear often living […]

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Q&A: Should I be concerned with the devaluation of the dollar?

April 5, 2021

Today, we’re sitting down with LifeGuide Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Zak Lutz, to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. This is the fourth part in our six-part Q&A series. Q: Should I be concerned with the devaluation of the dollar?   A: This is a great question. As of this posting, […]

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Q&A: Should I invest in Bitcoin?

April 3, 2021

Today, we’re sitting down with LifeGuide Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Zak Lutz, to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. This is the third part in our six-part Q&A series. Q: Should I invest in Bitcoin?   A: Bitcoin has been in the news sporadically for several years now. Whenever the price of […]

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Q&A: Is now the time to buy gold and silver?

April 1, 2021

Today, we’re sitting down with LifeGuide Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Zak Lutz, to answer some of the most frequently asked questions we receive. This is the second part in our six-part Q&A series. Q: Is now the time to buy gold and silver?   A: This question comes up from time to time as well, typically in times […]

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