Author Archives: KC Mathews

About KC Mathews

KC Mathews is UMB Bank's chief investment officer.

How to stay cool as the stock market heats up

Investing advice

The stock market continues to heat up and hit new highs. Here are a few ways to stay cool and not sweat the pressure of the markets. Avoid the political distraction It seems like we see a daily tweet from the political arena that makes us scratch our heads and wonder what it could mean… Read More →

Analyzing active and passive portfolio management

In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected and interdependent in the natural world. When you look at portfolio management, passive (indexing) and active strategies are the yin and yang of investing. However, most of the debate around passive versus active investing comes from those… Read More →

Reality TV vs. reality—America is watching President Trump

Reality TV has become very popular. Apparently we enjoy watching people be voted off the island, search for love and get fired on national television. Included in this group is President Trump, who was the host of “The Apprentice” for a number of years. However, since the January inauguration, President Trump is now faced with… Read More →

Trumponomics vs. Reaganomics: No repeating and no rhyming

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Mark Twain said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Will this be the case for our new administration? President Trump has outlined his pro-growth initiatives to stimulate the economy, and he has clearly taken a page out of former President Ronald Reagan’s play book. Reagan’s campaign focused on fiscal stimulus, lower taxes, less… Read More →