Boring is Beautiful

Boring is Beautiful Over the past few years, many investments have been hyped by the financial media and several have experienced near-parabolic gains. These include meme stocks, cryptocurrencies, major technology firms, and companies that thrived from changes during the pandemic. Hype and watching asset prices skyrocket produce a “get rich quick” mentality. This mentality activates…

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Tis the Season of Forecasts

Tis the Season of Forecasts It’s that time of year. No, not the holidays. It’s the time that every analyst, economist, and strategist will declare their forecasts for 2023. These forecasts come from well-educated, intelligent individuals – with many years of experience. Some of the forecasts will be made with much confidence. No matter. You…

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Everything is Transitory

Everything is Transitory Last year we were told that inflation was transitory. This year we learn that it is more persistent. And now investors have entered a bear market. Investors may be wondering how transitory or persistent this bear market may be. I wish we knew, but those kinds of things are only known after…

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What’s the Value of a Financial Thinking Partner?

What’s the Value of a Financial Thinking Partner? We all process “Value” differently. Each person thinks differently. Are you more interested in “Tangible” dollar value of financial advice? Tangible or Intangible? Or are you more interested in the “Intangible” value of financial advice? Regardless of your approach, this is a fun topic I love discussing.…

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Chasing Returns

Chasing Returns A favorite (and costly) pastime of investors is to invest in assets that have recently done well. This happens in good times as investors seek better returns, and they happen in bad times as low-yielding investments such as cash are more attractive than money-losing stocks. In other words, investors chase returns. It Feels…

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Why does the stock market go up? (Book Review)

Why does the stock market go up? In this video I’m providing a brief review of Brian Feroldi’s, “Why Does the Stock Market Go Up?”. Check it out! Brian explains terms like “Dow Jones”, “What is the S&P 500?”, and of course, answers the question, “Why does the stock market go up?!” Thank You Thank…

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The Upside of Bear Markets

The Upside of Bear Markets Bear markets, like large grizzly bears, are often associated with fear and running for safety. These feelings are often exacerbated by fateful headlines with dramatic wording. But for long-term investors, bear markets don’t have to be scary. They can have several benefits. Benefits of Bear Markets First, they produce negative…

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20 Craziest Investing Facts Ever

20 Craziest Investing Facts Ever In this video, learn two of the 20 Craziest Investing Facts Ever, from “The Irrelevant Investor” blog post of the same name. Here’s the link to Michael Batnick’s article on his blog, “The Twenty Craziest Investing Facts Ever”: https://theirrelevantinvestor.com/2019/03/13/the-twenty-craziest-investing-facts-ever/ Thank You Thank you for watching and I hope you have…

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Who is the Guardian of your Financial Galaxy?

Who is the Guardian of your Financial Galaxy? Do you have a Guardian of your Financial Galaxy? Enjoy this story today about how a real, fiduciary, financial advisor is your protector, your guardian. The Hero You Need They are the hero you need, but not necessarily the one you deserve. Okay, I’ll stop with the…

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Surviving Volatility

Surviving Volatility When volatility increases, many investors become uncomfortable and may consider making changes to their investments. Anytime we have a significant concern, it is essential we take a step back and assess the situation with the proper perspective. Normal, Not Easy Volatility, while uncomfortable, is a normal and natural part of stock markets. It…

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