A father said to his daughter “You have graduated with honors, here is a car I bought many years ago. It is pretty old now. But before I give it to you, take it to the used car lot downtown and tell them I want to sell it and see how much they offer you for it." The daughter went to the used car … [Read more...] about Message for All the Recent College Graduates…and All of Us!
I know that we all want to focus on the future and the great things that are in front of all of us. However, there is one aspect of investing that I wish that we could bring back for investors -- even if it’s only the mentality. Back in the day, if you purchased a bond, you received a bond … [Read more...] about Bring Back the Bond Certificate Mentality
Later this month, the annual ritual of the National Football League (NFL) will take place. It is the NFL draft where each NFL team selects college players for their respective teams. Each team has scores of personnel that evaluate each of these players and their specific strengths and … [Read more...] about NFL Draft and Selecting Individual Stocks
We Are Investors! Spring has officially arrived for the season and for stock investors, with most U.S. stock indexes nearing record highs. But one year ago this past Tuesday, U.S. stocks hit bottom in the pandemic panic. As of March 23, 2020, the S&P 500 had fallen 34% in five weeks, one of … [Read more...] about We Are Investors! Re-visited
“Everything you don’t understand about money combined with everything you don’t understand about computers.”—HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, March 11, 2018 Bitcoin and related cryptocurrencies (now numbering in the thousands) are the subject of much debate and fascination. Given bitcoin’s … [Read more...] about Tales from the Crypto: How to Think About Bitcoin
Most of us can improve our investment performance just by avoiding mistakes that cost us a lot of money. One mistake is having short-term focus. Don’t look at the day-to-day performance or focus on the short-term noise. And the best way to avoid mistakes is to use a financial adviser — not just to … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Focus on Avoiding Mistakes