Independent Financial Advice Since 1974

Lowell, Blake & Associates is an independent employee-owned investment firm built for discerning investors who value a candid, unbiased and customized experience.

At LBA we’re beholden to no one but our clients. We answer to no corporate parent. We rely on no Wall Street research and avoid all conflicts of interest. Our fees are clear and fair.

In short, because our only purpose is to guide clients to important financial goals, we never compromise our principles and won’t ask you to.

Our fees and policies are transparent.

Our recommendations are based solely on unbiased in-house research. We sell no financial products. We answer only to our clients, not to sales quotas set by a corporate parent.

Clearly transparent

Every aspect of our business is an open book – from fees to investment philosophy to fiduciary level of care.

Proudly conflict-free

We rely solely on in-house investment research to avoid all bias and conflicts of interest.

Stubbornly independent

With no corporate parent to please, we’re fully focused on meeting the high expectations of our clients.

LBA Monthly View | November 2022

– Notable: Fed rate hikes, retail theft rates, year-over-year loan originations
– Company Highlights: Canadian National Railway, Keurig Dr. Pepper, Johnson & Johnson
– On Our Minds: Pension fund impacts


Reflections & Observations: Watershed Moments

In this newsletter edition we cover the following:
– Staying Invested Part II
– Leading Economic Indicators
– IoT and Data Usage
– Revocable Trusts
– Assisted Living
– Recommended Read: The Good Life


Staying Invested Part II

In our spring newsletter, we emphasized the importance of staying invested over the long term by (1) illustrating the outsized impact of the stock market’s best days and (2) explaining how staying invested increases the likelihood of positive returns. While our analysis last spring focused on the broader implications of a long-term strategy, the strategy only works if the security you are holding is a quality company with durable, competitive advantages that drive success in both strong and weak markets.