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Lessons From A Helicopter Parent

Lessons From A Helicopter Parent

Shrewd investors often start out with long-term financial plans designed to meet their future needs — things like saving for college, retirement, etc. But sticking with the long-term plan becomes harder after years like 2022, in which many stock indices declined 20-30% with bonds down as well. As Mike Tyson said, “Everybody has a plan until they...

Jan 12, 2023

Shrewd investors often start out with long-term financial plans designed to meet their future needs — things like saving for college, retirement,

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Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd.

Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd.

Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd. With the Fed making headlines again, it's easy to get caught up in the extreme short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you don’t own a ticker, you own a piece of a business. To distract you from the market's crazy swings, we are profiling the businesses that make...

Nov 3, 2022

Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd. With the Fed making headlines again, it's easy to get caught up in the extreme short-term market volatility.

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Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting

Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting

Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting (FCN) It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you don’t own a ticker, you own a piece of a business. To distract you from the market's crazy swings, we are profiling the businesses that make up the...

Oct 7, 2022

Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting (FCN) It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s

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Investment Holding Profile: Carlisle Companies

Investment Holding Profile: Carlisle Companies

It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you don’t own a ticker, you own a piece of a business. To distract you from the market's crazy swings, we are profiling the businesses that make up the largest holdings in our SMID Cap Core Strategy.

Sep 22, 2022

It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you

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Investment Holding Profile: Assured Guaranty

Investment Holding Profile: Assured Guaranty

In volatile times like these, it’s easy to get caught up in extreme headlines. You may feel yourself obsessing over the big day-to-day jumps in the market or your own investment portfolio. But trust us — in our view, short-term moves do a lousy job of reflecting the actual value of the businesses you own.

Sep 19, 2022

In volatile times like these, it’s easy to get caught up in extreme headlines. You may feel yourself obsessing over the big day-to-day jumps in the

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Maintaining Balance In Your Equity Portfolio

Maintaining Balance In Your Equity Portfolio

One of the things that makes City Different Investments, well, different is our principled investment approach. We are doing a series of articles looking at the three tenets of our equity investment strategy; long-term horizons, a differentiated research approach, and balanced portfolios. For this piece, we dive into how we balance portfolios. 

Aug 1, 2022

One of the things that makes City Different Investments, well, different is our principled investment approach. We are doing a series of articles

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Market Timing: A Loser's Game

Market Timing: A Loser's Game

How has the equity team at City Different reacted to the market downturn and all this talk of recession? The short answer - we haven't. We believe market timing is a loser's game. If you have a financial advisor — or a suitable asset allocation and long-term plan — you should fight the urge to react to big market moves.

Jul 11, 2022

How has the equity team at City Different reacted to the market downturn and all this talk of recession? The short answer - we haven't. We believe

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Meet Connor Browne & Rob MacDonald

Meet Connor Browne & Rob MacDonald

Meet Connor Browne and Rob MacDonald, co-portfolio managers of City Different Investments’ focused domestic equity strategies. After developing a friendship and strong mutual respect for each other as colleagues at Thornburg Investment Management, the two reunited when Rob joined the team at City Different, an independent asset management firm...

Mar 18, 2022

Meet Connor Browne and Rob MacDonald, co-portfolio managers of City Different Investments’ focused domestic equity strategies. After developing a

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5 Lessons You Learned If You Started Investing in 2011

5 Lessons You Learned If You Started Investing in 2011

Don’t have time for one more New Year’s top-10 list? How about just a top 5? Right now, everyone is making 2022 stock and bond market forecasts. But some are falling into a trap called “recency bias”—the tendency to overemphasize recent events when we try to predict the future. Recency plays a huge role in shaping relative valuations and deciding...

Jan 7, 2022

Don’t have time for one more New Year’s top-10 list? How about just a top 5? Right now, everyone is making 2022 stock and bond market forecasts. But

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Lessons From A Helicopter Parent

Lessons From A Helicopter Parent

Shrewd investors often start out with long-term financial plans designed to meet their future needs — things like saving for college, retirement, etc. But sticking with the long-term plan becomes harder after years like 2022, in which many stock indices declined 20-30% with bonds down as well. As Mike Tyson said, “Everybody has a plan until they...

Jan 12, 2023 Written by: Rob MacDonald

Shrewd investors often start out with long-term financial plans designed to meet their future needs — things like saving for college, retirement,

Continue Reading
Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd.

Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd.

Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd. With the Fed making headlines again, it's easy to get caught up in the extreme short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you don’t own a ticker, you own a piece of a business. To distract you from the market's crazy swings, we are profiling the businesses that make...

Nov 3, 2022 Written by: Connor Browne

Investment Holding Profile: FLEX Ltd. With the Fed making headlines again, it's easy to get caught up in the extreme short-term market volatility.

Continue Reading
Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting

Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting

Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting (FCN) It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you don’t own a ticker, you own a piece of a business. To distract you from the market's crazy swings, we are profiling the businesses that make up the...

Oct 7, 2022 Written by: Connor Browne

Investment Holding Profile: FTI Consulting (FCN) It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s

Continue Reading
Investment Holding Profile: Carlisle Companies

Investment Holding Profile: Carlisle Companies

It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you don’t own a ticker, you own a piece of a business. To distract you from the market's crazy swings, we are profiling the businesses that make up the largest holdings in our SMID Cap Core Strategy.

Sep 22, 2022 Written by: Connor Browne

It’s easy to get caught up in the extreme headlines of short-term market volatility. But it’s important to remember that when you buy a stock, you

Continue Reading
Investment Holding Profile: Assured Guaranty

Investment Holding Profile: Assured Guaranty

In volatile times like these, it’s easy to get caught up in extreme headlines. You may feel yourself obsessing over the big day-to-day jumps in the market or your own investment portfolio. But trust us — in our view, short-term moves do a lousy job of reflecting the actual value of the businesses you own.

Sep 19, 2022 Written by: Connor Browne

In volatile times like these, it’s easy to get caught up in extreme headlines. You may feel yourself obsessing over the big day-to-day jumps in the

Continue Reading
Maintaining Balance In Your Equity Portfolio

Maintaining Balance In Your Equity Portfolio

One of the things that makes City Different Investments, well, different is our principled investment approach. We are doing a series of articles looking at the three tenets of our equity investment strategy; long-term horizons, a differentiated research approach, and balanced portfolios. For this piece, we dive into how we balance portfolios. 

Aug 1, 2022 Written by: Rob MacDonald

One of the things that makes City Different Investments, well, different is our principled investment approach. We are doing a series of articles

Continue Reading
Market Timing: A Loser's Game

Market Timing: A Loser's Game

How has the equity team at City Different reacted to the market downturn and all this talk of recession? The short answer - we haven't. We believe market timing is a loser's game. If you have a financial advisor — or a suitable asset allocation and long-term plan — you should fight the urge to react to big market moves.

Jul 11, 2022 Written by: Connor Browne

How has the equity team at City Different reacted to the market downturn and all this talk of recession? The short answer - we haven't. We believe

Continue Reading
Meet Connor Browne & Rob MacDonald

Meet Connor Browne & Rob MacDonald

Meet Connor Browne and Rob MacDonald, co-portfolio managers of City Different Investments’ focused domestic equity strategies. After developing a friendship and strong mutual respect for each other as colleagues at Thornburg Investment Management, the two reunited when Rob joined the team at City Different, an independent asset management firm...

Mar 18, 2022 Written by: City Different Investments

Meet Connor Browne and Rob MacDonald, co-portfolio managers of City Different Investments’ focused domestic equity strategies. After developing a

Continue Reading
5 Lessons You Learned If You Started Investing in 2011

5 Lessons You Learned If You Started Investing in 2011

Don’t have time for one more New Year’s top-10 list? How about just a top 5? Right now, everyone is making 2022 stock and bond market forecasts. But some are falling into a trap called “recency bias”—the tendency to overemphasize recent events when we try to predict the future. Recency plays a huge role in shaping relative valuations and deciding...

Jan 7, 2022 Written by: Connor Browne

Don’t have time for one more New Year’s top-10 list? How about just a top 5? Right now, everyone is making 2022 stock and bond market forecasts. But

Continue Reading

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