Investing When News Is Horrible
Investing When News Is Horrible Have you turned on the news lately? Do you feel like bad news is getting so bad you CANNOT possibly invest when bad things are happening in the world? How Can You Invest Well? In this video, we ask if there has ever been a time in the history of…Read More
The Eventual Recession
The Eventual Recession Since early last year economists, market experts, and even corporate CEOs were predicting a recession for this year. Most of them said it would happen early in the year.1 A recession was the consensus view among experts, almost a foregone conclusion. With inflation surging to 9% last summer and the Fed aggressively…Read More
Acting Like an Investor
Acting Like an Investor Many investors today unknowingly act like speculators. How do I know this? Because they are more concerned and influenced by short-term stochastic changes in stock prices than in the underlying fundamentals of a company. And when coupled with a barrage of negative news stories, it can be very difficult to act…Read More
The Paradox of Investing
The Paradox of Investing How do you “feel” about your investment portfolio? Did you know that your feelings can often be an inverse indicator when it comes to investing? The Meaning of Feelings and Investing What does it mean when you feel the worst? What does it mean when you feel the best? Learn about…Read More
What Game Are You Playing?
What Game Are You Playing? How do you think you would do playing tennis and using a golf club, instead of a racket? Or driving down the basketball court wearing hockey skates? Using the wrong equipment for the game we are playing will negatively affect our performance. The same thing can be said for investing.…Read More
Why Don’t We Pile Into Alternative Investments?
Why Don’t We Pile Into Alternative Investments? Have you seen advertisements for “alternative” investments during this current year market decline? Should you be selling existing investments and piling into “safe alternatives” when you see your account balances at lower values? How “Safe” Are These Alternative Investments Really? Enjoy this video on how to view and…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More