The year 2019 served up many examples of the unpredictability of markets. Interest rates that US policy makers expected to rise fell instead. American consumers’ confidence weakened as the year began,1 and news headlines broadcast fears of an economic slowdown. But investors who moved onto the … [Read more...] about Hindsight Is 20/20. Foresight Isn’t.
Sometimes even the best of ideas are only good in theory because they are impossible to implement in practice. This holds true to the financial world as well. Academic financial research generates hundreds of research papers each year highlighting potential ways for investors to get a … [Read more...] about Belling the Cat – Using research to time the stock markets
The holiday season officially begins with a feast.....Thanksgiving!!! If you haven't begun to think about the holidays and the month of December, than this day will help start the process. Although each year the celebration is a little bit different, many things are the same. The morning begins … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving 2019
Are you interested in taking a vacation? Here are three different articles with interesting options on how to spend your free time: Greece has always been on the top list of places to travel. Island hopping in Greece – Loup Charmant’s founder, Kee Edwards, takes us through the Greek islands … [Read more...] about Options for your Next Vacation
Recently our office has moved into the new age. Not new technologies mind you. We have purchased standing desks for all of us. The standing computer desk size is small. It fits our computer laptop and a pad, but not much else. When I first started working at Chase Manhattan Bank in the mid … [Read more...] about De-Cluttered Office Desks
The first decade of the 21st century, and the second one that’s drawing to a close, 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 … [Read more...] about A Tale of Two Decades: Lessons for Long‑Term Investors