Investment Philosophy: How We’re Different
We protect your wealth as aggressively as we grow it.
At Baker Ave we believe that a dynamic market requires a dynamic strategy that measures and responds to risk, one that attempts to build wealth in low-risk markets and protects it in riskier climates.
The Baker Ave Difference
We protect your wealth in high-risk markets by moving up to 100% cash. When conditions improve, we reinvest in market leading stocks and ETFs.
Rather than ride the waves of volatility in up and down markets we construct and manage portfolios based on the overall risk and health of the market.
Our results speak for themselves:
- Our All Cap Core strategy outperformed the S&P 500 over a 7-year period from 2005-2011.
- We have passed the test of the current recession, delivering strong results in the worst financial climate since the Great Depression.
- We’ve proven our ability to effectively manage risk in both bull and bear markets.
Conventional wisdom on Wall Street is to stay fully invested regardless of the overall risk in the market. The philosophy being that all asset classes performance with ultimately return to the mean variance over the long run.
The reality is that it may take decades for the market to recover the losses and work off the excesses of the past. Many investors, particularly those in retirement simply cannot afford to wait that long.
The danger of passive buy-and-hold investing
If you had invested $100 dollars at the beginning of the decade in a typical buy-and-hold strategy, ten years later you would have barely broken even.