Some Common Cents for May 22nd 2015

Screen-shot-2012-12-19-at-10_24_03-AM1We talk a lot about risk and return in our industry. The more risk you take, the more return you should expect. That doesn’t mean you take foolish, uneducated risks. However, it does mean you have to expose your portfolio to some volatility if you want to make any real money.

Basically, you can’t stick your money in a coffee can and complain about not making any money. On the flipside, you can’t load up on small/micro cap stocks, and not expect to occasionally have some wild swings in market value. It is almost like going to an amusement park: if you want the adrenaline rush, go ahead and get on the roller coaster with the 100’ foot drop. If not, stay on the carousel…Read On…

The opinions expressed within this report are those of John Norris as of the initial publication of this blog. They are subject to change without notice, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oakworth Capital Bank, its directors, shareholders, and employees.