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Are Market News Shows Signals or Merely Noise?

When the investment outlook is unclear, it’s reasonable to thirst for information. But are media outlets such as CNBC the answer? Chief Investment Officer Jim Lowell explained how to manage your media consumption and why he and other firm leaders continue to appear on networks like CNBC in our recent quarterly webinar*: Separating Pandemic Noise From Investment Signals.

Please enjoy the excerpt below and click here for the full webinar replay to hear more.   

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Jim Lowell: We view, basically, CNBC’s shows and shows like it as (for the most part) fairly noisy affairs where little of relevance is said. That said, we do appear on CNBC, [Chairman Dan Wiener] and I do. I was on there just yesterday and we do that for one specific reason.

We know that when investors are seeking any kind of calm, collected, reasoned points of view, they become increasingly hard to find—especially in periods of market duress and economic duress like the one we’re in. So we like to go in front of the nation, give our rational view, but then, most importantly, grab that clip, put it up on our website at so we can share it with all of you, all of our clients, so that we can rest assured that you’re hearing a rational point of view.

But overall, I would say it is more noise than signal. Nevertheless, some very, very, very intelligent people do show up on it from time to time.

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Click here for a replay of Separating Pandemic Noise From Investment Signals. Please contact us at (800) 492-6868 to learn more about comprehensive wealth management solutions.

*Webinar recorded after the market closed on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.

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