How We Think

At Marin Financial Advisors we believe:

  • Behavior matters. Fear, greed and emotions are obstacles to good investment decisons.
  • Markets work. Capital markets do a good job of fairly pricing all available information and investor expectations about publicly traded securities.
  • Diversification is key. Comprehensive, global asset allocation neutralizes the risks specific to individual securities.
  • Risk and return are related. The compensation for taking on increased levels of risk is the potential to earn greater returns.
  • Portfolio structure explains performance. The asset classes that comprise a portfolio and the risk levels of those asset classes are responsible for most of the variability of portfolio returns.

The 2 ½ minute video below explains how markets work and this forms the basis of our investment philosophy.

The Power of Markets (SD-Large – WEB-MBL (H264-1500))  (MP4 Format for download if flash player below doesn’t work)
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