Seeing all the recent headlines about the sudden downturn in the stock market has transported me back to February of 2009, when I was close to despair. It’s striking how different I feel now. In February 2009, the stock market was down around 50% from its high, and everyone seemed to feel like … [Read more...] about A Transformed Investor’s View of Market Volatility By Dave Goetsch
Behavioral Factors in Investing
I was looking forward to this 19th-century Western starring Tom Hanks, and as luck would have it, it was one of the featured movies on my recent flight. The film is based on the book of the same name. It's the story of a Civil War veteran, Capt. Kidd (Hanks) who now serves as a news-teller in Texas. … [Read more...] about Movie Review: “News of the World” with Tom Hanks
Sometimes you just have to be patient Maureen and I were fortunate enough to be invited to a New Jersey Devils hockey game as they took on the New York Islanders. Our good friends Jeanne and John have excellent seats at the Prudential Center, and we were excited to see this fast-paced game in … [Read more...] about You have to be in your seat to capture stock market returns
Years ago, financial columnist Jason Zweig proposed what he called the Benjamin Graham Financial Network (BGFN). The network would be a counterpoint to the seething red graphics used on TV, the relentless focus on weekly fluctuations and the howling commentary so typical of financial television. It … [Read more...] about “News You Could Use”
I have been getting this type of question lately.... It feels like everything is down this year! What's going on and what do I do? It’s rare to see a quarter where both stocks and bonds are down at the same time. From March 1979 - March 2022 only 8% of quarters have experienced negative returns … [Read more...] about It feels like everything is down this year! What’s going on and what do I do?
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher. What is the benefit for taking the time to envision and plan for the future you desire? That is what each prospect consciously or subconsciously thinks about before they … [Read more...] about Securing Your Dignity in Retirement