StrongVest Insights

Words of financial wisdom from the StrongVest team

Tag: Late Cycle

Up the Escalator, Down the Elevator

by Lewis Johnson, Sub-Advisor, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Capital Wealth Advisors // Nov 15, 2018

Chief Conclusion The lightning fast 30% collapse in crude oil in recent days is a stark reminder of one market truism: markets go up the escalator and down the elevator. If your goal is to avoid being a victim of the cycle, our experience is that the best strategy is to be proactive and willing...

Avoid the Monkey Trap

by Lewis Johnson, Sub-Advisor, Co-Chief Investment Officer at Capital Wealth Advisors // Jun 28, 2018

“I made my money by selling too soon.” —Bernard Baruch “Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, and die on euphoria.” —Sir John Templeton “Quitting while you are ahead is not the same thing as quitting.”  —American Gangster “Hell is truth seen too late.” —Hobbes “Most leave to be on time,...