Archive for the ‘Numbers, Numbers, Numbers’ Category

Sell in May?

Sell in May?

The financial industry is full of sayings and strategies that seasoned investors like to fall back on. One that has been around a long time and continues to have legs is the old adage “Sell in May, and go away.” Is there any truth to it?

May 9, 2013 Categories: Numbers, Numbers, Numbers
Revenge of the nerds

Revenge of the Nerds

Helping clients set aside their emotions and focus on facts and figures when making decisions can be challenging – but so valuable. Here is a list of numbers and stats that may help bring perspective to your investment discussions with clients – and help them embrace the virtues of their inner math nerd.

Mar 19, 2013 Categories: Numbers, Numbers, Numbers
Starting Blocks

What athletes know – and investors should know

With summer Olympics fever running high, it occurred to us at Russell that some parallels can be drawn between successful athletes and successful investors.


Trillion is the new billion

One of the stunning features of the recent U.S. budget and debt debate (can we really call it that?) was the way the word “trillion” got thrown around like it was something just a bit bigger than a burger and a Coke.

Aug 18, 2011 Categories: Numbers, Numbers, Numbers

A lesson for investors on Pi(e) Day

March 14th (3.14) is National Pi (π) Day. I like both pi and pie, and I think there’s a corollary to investing for both. Pi first As you may remember from junior high math class, pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It is an irrational number which means

Mar 10, 2011 Categories: Numbers, Numbers, Numbers
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