Investment Patience is a Virtue

Investors who can keep their focus on the long term when others get distracted (and distressed) by short-term drama should see their patience rewarded down the road.

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Patience is defined as “The capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.” Eighteenth-century philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau once said, “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

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Chris Kelly, CPA, CFP
Financial Adviser & Portfolio Manager, Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors

Chris Kelly is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®). He holds a B.S. in finance from the University of Maryland and a master's in accounting from George Washington University. Kelly assists clients with the implementation of their personal financial plans, investment tax strategy and overall financial risk management. He takes great pride in maintaining a relationship based on trust, transparency and accountability with each of his clients.