Peck Wealth Management's research process follows a checklist that includes:
A well-diversified portfolio can be improved by applying sound global economic analysis. While an economic cycle encompasses many patterns, the sensitivity to the four main stages (expansion, peak, contraction, trough) can vary widely depending on the type of investment. Various asset classes and industries perform differently over the course of a full economic cycle. Therefore, anticipating cyclical transitions such as trough to recovery, and making changes to and within the asset classes can improve investment performance. PWM refers to this step in the investment process as “tweaking around the edges.”
Peck Wealth Management applies the conclusions from macroeconomic analysis to identifying global drivers of growth. We seek to identify the “Big ideas” that are likely to be future trend setting phenomena. Such trends can generate positive returns even during weak periods in the economic cycle. Examples include quickly developing emerging markets, technology advancements and even old economy industries that are becoming more competitive. Big ideas often share common threads such as product/service innovation, promising new markets and expanding profit margins.