Blog tagged as financial advisers

Saying Thanks

February 12, 2014 11:12 AM By alex.locker - Comment(s)
Saying Thanks

Let me start by saying   Thank You   to all of my readers, clients, and business partners for our relationship. Like many people, it is a sentiment that I believe and feel but don't say enough.


As the holiday season approaches, people often have several different things to think a...

One Size Does Not Fit All... and That's OK

February 12, 2014 11:09 AM By alex.locker - Comment(s)
One Size Does Not Fit All... and That's OK

Have you noticed all of the advertisements that essentially say, "We know the answer... the one way you should invest"?  It's a good line for selling something, but could be questionable if you dig deeper.


Given the multitude of perspectives and investor preferences that exist, how can one...

Form Follows Function

February 12, 2014 10:57 AM By alex.locker - Comment(s)
Form Follows Function

Architecture is one area that makes Chicago a world-class city.  One lasting principle of architecture & design that many are familiar with is "Form follows function."  In other words, as Wikipedia puts it, " that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon i...

The Agony of a Football Fan

February 12, 2014 10:51 AM By alex.locker - Comment(s)

Football has taken over this time of year for many sports fans (including me).  As I watched my team lose a game and listened to the post-game TV commentary, it made me think of how we often react to the stock markets.  Every game provides a roller-coaster of emotions.  Win a game &...

Video Killed the Radio Star

February 12, 2014 10:41 AM By alex.locker - Comment(s)

In August 1981, a new channel called MTV made its debut appearance. Those of a certain age remember that MTV showed primarily music videos instead of reality TV.  The first video was called "Video Killed the Radio Star" by a British group called The Buggles.  The song lamented the end of ...