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Welcome to Able Wealth Management’s New York City office, located in the heart of the city’s vibrant Financial District. Our office is situated at 42 Broadway, on the 12th floor. The iconic address places us just steps away from the famous Charging Bull sculpture


The office’s prime location offers unparalleled accessibility for our clients. Whether you’re coming from within the city or visiting from out of town, our office is easily reachable by various modes of transportation. The nearby subway stations, including Bowling Green (4, 5 trains), Wall Street (2, 3 trains), and Broad Street (J, Z trains), connect you to the rest of the city effortlessly. If you prefer to drive, several parking garages are available in the vicinity.


While our physical office is located in Lower Manhattan, we pride ourselves on our ability to serve clients remotely across the country. With state-of-the-art technology and secure virtual meeting platforms, we can connect with you no matter where you are. Our commitment to providing exceptional service extends beyond the walls of our New York City office, ensuring that you receive the same level of dedication and expertise regardless of your location.


To schedule a visit or learn more about how Able Wealth Management’s New York City office can serve your financial needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (212) 634-7842. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you in person or remotely, whichever suits you best. Experience the combination of expertise, convenience, and personalized service that sets Able Wealth Management apart. Visit us at 42 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10004, and let us help you achieve your financial goals. If you have any questions please reach out to us.

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Volatility Drag

Volatility drag, often unnoticed by many investors, plays a significant role in the performance of investment portfolios, especially in markets characterized by high volatility. Understanding volatility drag is crucial for making informed investment decisions and managing long-term investment performance.

Understanding Volatility Drag

Volatility drag refers to the negative effect of investment volatility on compound returns over time. It occurs because losses have a more significant impact on portfolio value than gains of the same magnitude. For example, if an investment loses 10% one year and gains 10% the next, the investment will not return to its starting value due to the mathematical asymmetry between gains and losses. This phenomenon underscores the importance of minimizing large fluctuations in investment value to protect long-term returns.

The Mathematics Behind Volatility Drag

The mathematical principle underlying volatility drag is relatively straightforward but profound in its implications for investors. The key concept is that percentage gains and losses are not symmetrical. A 50% loss requires a 100% gain to break even, not a 50% gain. This asymmetry means that volatility (up and down movements in price) can erode the compound growth rate of an investment, even if the arithmetic mean of the returns seems healthy.

Example of Volatility Drag

Consider an investment with the following annual returns: +20%, -15%, +10%, and -5%. While the arithmetic mean of these returns might suggest a modest positive performance, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) would tell a different story, factoring in the volatility drag and showing a lower effective return than the arithmetic mean would suggest.

Implications for Investors

  • Risk Management: Understanding volatility drag emphasizes the importance of risk management strategies, such as diversification and the use of derivatives for hedging, to minimize significant downturns in portfolio value.
  • Investment Strategy: Investors might consider investment strategies that aim for steady, consistent returns over those with potentially higher but more volatile returns. Such strategies might include investing in low-volatility stocks, index funds, or using dollar-cost averaging to mitigate the impact of market fluctuations.
  • Psychological Aspects: Volatility drag also highlights the psychological challenge for investors who may overreact to short-term market movements. A long-term perspective is crucial for successful investing, as frequent trading in response to volatility can exacerbate the drag on returns.
  • Performance Evaluation: When assessing investment performance, considering both the arithmetic mean return and the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) can provide a more comprehensive view of an investment’s performance, factoring in the effect of volatility.

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