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?
Behavioral Factors in Investing
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?
For investors, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the relentless stream of news about the stock and bond markets. This month has had its share of market unrest. Being bombarded with data and headlines presented as impactful to your financial well-being can evoke strong emotional responses from … [Read more...] about Tuning Out Noise
“Doing nothing often leads to the very best of something.” Winnie the Pooh One of my favorite pastimes is going to the movies and no one likes a children’s movie more than I do. I’m not sure if this fact is worth disclosing, but I believe some of the best life lessons are learned from … [Read more...] about Lessons from a Bear
The path to success in many areas of life is paved with continual hard work, intense activity, and a day-to-day focus on results. However, for many investors who adopt this approach to managing their wealth, that can be turned upside down. The Chinese philosophy of Taoism has a phrase for this: … [Read more...] about The Tao of Wealth Management
The smoother things go, the more you take things for granted. It seems that if things were always positive, you might not realize that you need to take a moment and appreciate what you have. When one of my daughters were in the fifth grade, she was having one of those years where everything … [Read more...] about Highs and Lows and How to React