It can be tempting as an investor to let our political opinions influence our decisions. But it's a dangerous strategy. Statistics show it really doesn’t make much difference which party is in power. Even though it might look like an easy way to make money it’s not. As David Booth has said, Vote … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Why Investing and Politics Don’t Mix
I have been talking about doing it for over a year now – cutting the cable cord. Frankly, I avoided it because my email was tied to my cable provider and I was just too lazy to change it. However, one day the cable company did me a favor. My email stopped working. I called several times being put … [Read more...] about How to Cut the Cord and Save Money
The anticipation building up to elections often brings with it questions about how financial markets will respond. But the outcome of an election is only one of many inputs to the market. Our interactive exhibit examines market and economic data for nearly 100 years of US presidential terms and … [Read more...] about How Much Impact Does the President Have on Stocks?
Don't confuse risk and volatility. Risk refers to a permanent loss of capital. Market volatility is short-term and a common occurrence. If you have a financial plan and stay disciplined during the periods of volatility they shouldn't pose a long-term risk. … [Read more...] about VIDEO: Risk & Volatility Are NOT the Same Thing
This is the number 1 question I currently receive when people learn what I do for a living. Is the Stock Market Divorced From Reality? This guest post is written by Weston Wellington of Dimensional Fund Advisors. It does an excellent job of answering this question by giving an explanation of the … [Read more...] about Is the Stock Market Divorced From Reality?
Well, what an interesting year this has been. You know it is not a good year when the year itself has become a punch phrase for negativity - as in, "that is so 2020". The combination of the coronavirus hitting both our physical health as well as our financial health added to the stress all of us … [Read more...] about Investment Lessons Learned in 2020