It’s easy to view the stories of market speculation that have dominated the news recently as cautionary tales for individual investors. But we can also look at the current moment as an opportunity to welcome a new group of investors to the market: those who have been drawn in by all the high-stakes … [Read more...] about Think Investing Is a Game? Stop.
Behavioral Factors in Investing
The financial news focuses on stock market volatility and where the market is heading. No one can predict where it will go. The best way to invest is to stay in the market - buy and hold. And, of course, to continue to invest on a regular basis. Don't focus on the noise of the financial media. … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Is the Financial Media a Help or a Hindrance
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
Previous generations saved money to their portfolios with no intention of selling in the short-term, because they needed that money for the long-term. Our ancestors had the advantage of not being distracted by the 24-hour news media. When you are constantly reminded of investments, the best thing to … [Read more...] about VIDEO: What Can We Learn From Previous Generations About Investing
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
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