Crises in Context

Crises in Context One thing investors can count on is that they will hear numerous reports economic and market crises throughout their investment experience. Some of these will be actual crises; the majority will be nothing more than noise. Crisis du Jour The crisis du jour, as spewed by the financial media, pertains to predictions…

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Thoughts on Thinking

Thoughts on Thinking The ability to think clearly and draw correct conclusions is necessary in everyday life, especially when it comes to making important decisions. But thinking critically is not natural; it’s not the way our brains are hardwired. Instead, we are hardwired to follow the path of least resistance, which often results in hasty…

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The Holy Grail of Investing

The Holy Grail of Investing Most investors would love to find the Holy Grail of investing – an investment that provides great returns with very little (or no) risk. Many investors consciously acknowledge that such an investment doesn’t exist. But we may still be attracted to that investment because of how badly we wish it…

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Is saving in cash really safer than investing?

Is saving in cash really safer than investing? Are you fearful of seeing your investments decline in value? Do you feel saving and moving your investments to cash is safer for your money? What is safe vs. what is risk? Where is the real risk? Investing in the great companies of American and the world?…

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Stop listening to BILLIONAIRES

Why you need to stop listening to BILLIONAIRES for investing advice Are you taking your investing cues from multi-billionaires and talking heads on TV? Do you think these billionaires have the right ideas and guidance for you? Learn why you need to STOP listening to billionaires’ ideas and financial advice as meaningful for you and…

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Investing Amid Uncertainty

Investing Amid Uncertainty Many investors express discomfort when things are uncertain. This is especially true when experiencing “heightened uncertainty,” such as with the current Eastern European conflict. However, uncertainty is not just a fact of economic and investment markets, it is a fact of life. Our future, by definition, is uncertain. There are times when…

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What would happen if you were blindsided?

What would happen if you were blindsided? What would happen if you were blindsided in your car as you drive home from work tonight? Not an accident leading to your death, but you simply are injured, can’t work, and your spouse is left having to piece together accessing accounts and contacting key people? The value…

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The Challenge of Selling

The Challenge of Selling Selling an investment is something that investors ponder from time to time. The challenge of selling, whether that investment is an individual stock, a mutual fund, or an index fund, is that investors are left with the question of what to do with the proceeds? No matter the reason for selling,…

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Market Declines

Market Declines Market declines can cause great angst, uncertainty, and fear. During these times, maintaining proper perspective is essential to making good investment decisions. Three Perspectives on Market Declines Three perspectives I have found helpful are: Be prepared for negative news. There has already been talk of a bubble bursting and headlines promoting the “worst…

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The Problem with Stock Picking

The Problem with Stock Picking Did you start day trading in 2020? And did you get caught up in stock picking like millions of Americans? Maybe you downloaded Robinhood and started buying Zillow, TeleDoc, Peloton, or Zoom with your stimulus checks? What happened to these high flying pandemic stocks? And now that we have passed…

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