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The friendship between Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg seems unlikely. She’s the polished lifestyle expert who gives new meaning to the concept of domestic perfection, and he’s a pot-smoking rapper.  And yet, not only is their friendship very real, it led to two seasons of the Emmy-nominated show Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. Who could have predicted the success of these unlikely besties hosting a weekly potluck? Not many because frankly, it doesn’t make sense. 
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During any crisis, the question is always: “Is it different this time?” Our former Chief Investment Officer, Rick Kramer, has lived through some of the worst bear markets this country has ever experienced and in this episode he offers his insights on the current market environment as well historical perspective.
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March Madness. It conjures up images of office pools, trash-talking and some of the best college basketball played all year. But 2020 saw a different kind of March Madness as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe impacting the lives of hundreds of millions of people. As the number of cases began to rapidly grow, and the death toll mounted, social distancing and self quarantine guidelines were put in place in an attempt to flatten the curve and reduce the strain on our healthcare system. The result was a “self-induced” economic slow-down the likes of which we’ve never experienced as most non-essential businesses were asked to shut their doors.
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It’s hard enough being an investor in good markets, but when markets are volatile – and recently they’ve been extremely volatile – it’s easy to focus on minimizing short-term pain and forget why you chose to invest in the first place. Host John Locke welcomes DHG Wealth Advisors president Will Sneed to discuss the importance of maintaining a long-term perspective.
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The Sick Market

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The Sick Market
When a market reaction is as violent as the current one, it is always due to fear. More specifically, fear of the unknown. Having no idea what will occur tomorrow, much less the next several weeks, months or years in the future, allows human emotions and psyches to run rampant and envision the absolute worst possible situation.
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Scott Bosworth from Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) joins the DHGWA Insights Podcast to tell the incredible (and disastrous!) tale of Sir Isaac Netwon’s Investment in the South Sea Company. The story illustrates how our psychology, although it means well, can lead us to make sub-optimal, puzzling, and in some cases just plain wrong decisions that can hinder our financial success.
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