First Quarter 2019 Insight

When it comes to stitching the seam between the financial markets and the real economy, our federal government appears to be running out of thread. Read how government fiscal and monetary policies impact asset valuations and economic growth. more >
Investment Management - Diversifiers

The Benefits of Diversifiers

Stocks and bonds have been the primary asset classes used to manage risk in a portfolio. But frequently, they trade in tandem, driving up volatility. Find out how diversifiers can help smooth out returns. more >
Investment Management: Volatility & Risk

Understanding Risk and Volatility

“Volatility” is the buzzword in the financial media these days. But what does it really mean and how does it impact your investments? Aspiriant investment managers explain what volatility is and how to reduce risk in your portfolio. more >
Balancing Speed with Safety

Fourth Quarter 2018 Insight

As you strive to reach your financial goals, you need to be prepared for bumps along the way so you don’t get derailed. Learn how risky IPOs and disappointing corporate earnings signal a prolonged downturn and why we see a return to active portfolio management to achieve better performance. more >

Third Quarter 2018 Insight

Like the advances made by scientists to understand natural disasters, Aspiriant has developed a robust early warning system to anticipate market cycles and prepare investors for volatility. Find out why we believe we're approaching a period of lower market returns. more >

Second Quarter 2018 Insight

Resisting the allure of popular assets and maintaining discipline while investing can be challenging. But all too often, instant popularity ends in prolonged desolation. Learn why at times like these, when stock prices become increasingly irrational, investors must remain steadfast and vigilant. more >
First Quarter 2018 Insight

First Quarter 2018 Insight

Our Investment Strategy & Research team continues its comparison of investing to gambling, both of which combine chance with skill. Learn how to recognize when you have “limited outs” and minimize risk-taking in your portfolio before you “draw dead.” more >

Fourth Quarter 2017 Insight

It may seem like investing is akin to gambling. Although luck certainly plays a role when it comes to investing, we believe skill determines long-term performance. Learn how we interpret what the market “tells” us and what it might mean for investing. more >

Third Quarter 2017 Insight

The U.S. stock market continued to fly high in the third quarter. However, similar to 1999, the current market value of the S&P 500 appears to have far outpaced its fair value. As a result, we believe U.S. equities have become less attractive and are priced to generate low returns going forward. more >
ASpiriant's Investment Strategy

First Quarter 2017 Insight

Like coaches, portfolio managers must have a well-conceived game plan. Aspiriant’s game plan is grounded upon one basic investment concept: return on investment. At a time when we don’t see many good investment opportunities, taking a defensive posture appears to be the best strategy. more >