Any handyman knows that you must have the correct tools in order to effectively complete the task at hand. As somebody who is less than handy, I have learned over the last few years how true that statement is. As most people with the same skill set, I only have the basic tools: one hammer, a … [Read more...] about Are you using the right tools?
Behavioral Factors in Investing
We do not have, never have had, and never will have an opinion about where the stock market, interest rates or business activity will be a year from now. —Warren E. Buffett, the world's most admired, least imitated investor, in his annual letter to shareholders 30 years ago this month, dated … [Read more...] about The Moving Finger Writes: Thirty Years On
As investors ring in the new year, some may see the occasional headline about the “January Indicator” or “January Barometer.” This theory suggests that the price movement of the S&P 500 during the month of January may signal whether that index will rise or fall during the remainder of the … [Read more...] about As Goes January, So Goes the Year?
As much as I value the unfettered access to information the internet provides, we all recognize the potential harm that too much information can cause. Take, for example, my friend who was experiencing some troubling medical symptoms. Typing her symptoms into a search engine led to an evening of … [Read more...] about Here’s the Prescription
Last week, the post dealt with the strength of the US economy. (Strength of US Economy). As 2019 approaches, and with US stocks outperforming non-US stocks in recent years, some investors have again turned their attention towards the role that global diversification plays in their … [Read more...] about Why Should You Diversify your Portfolio?
Election Day has passed in the US once again. For those who need a brief civics refresher, every two years the full US House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate are up for reelection. While the outcomes of the elections are uncertain, one thing we can count on is that plenty of … [Read more...] about Midterm Elections—What Do They Mean for Markets?