Maureen and I were lucky enough to recently visit the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica. It was our second visit to the tropical island and we enjoyed the beautiful landscape and friendly Jamaicans. One of the excursions that we enjoyed was visiting the Mayfield Falls which requires a treacherous … [Read more...] about Forced to have Patience – Maybe a Cure for Investors!
For investors, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the relentless stream of news about markets as a result of coronavirus 19. Being bombarded with data and headlines presented as affecting your financial well-being can evoke strong emotional responses from even the most experienced … [Read more...] about Tuning Out the Noise
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
We are investors! This is the response that I have given numerous times over the last few weeks as people who know what I do for living ask if we are selling our positions in the global stock market. The question is understandable as the coronavirus 19 has severely impacted life around the globe … [Read more...] about We are investors!
The first decade of the 21st century, and the second one that recently ended, have reinforced for investors some timeless market lessons: Returns can vary sharply from one period to another. Holding a broadly diversified portfolio can help smooth out the swings. And focusing on known drivers of … [Read more...] about A Tale of Two Decades: Lessons for Long‑Term Investors
We have written several posts concerning the need to prepare for a much longer life than most of us are aware. Looking to the age that our parents were when they died, or our current ages does not help predict the longevity that we will likely have. More evidence of this fact was recently … [Read more...] about Good News on the U.S. Cancer Front