After a period of relative unusual calm in the markets, in recent days the increase in volatility in the stock market has resulted in renewed anxiety for many investors. Last year US stock markets experienced the least volatile year on record, hitting new highs seemingly every day. However, from … [Read more...] about Recent Market Volatility
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 Using research to time markets – Belling the Cat
Independence Day is the celebration of our country’s birthday! Our Declaration of Independence was a historical moment and one that is cherished and celebrated with picnics, barbeques, fireworks, hot dogs and apple pie! It is a great day to wear red, white and blue and to proudly wave the American … [Read more...] about Happy Independence Day!
The world continues to shrink. Maureen and I had the opportunity earlier this year to visit our youngest daughter Elizabeth while she was studying abroad in Dublin, Ireland. We discussed the incredible opportunities that are afforded to college students in the United States. It seems like it is now … [Read more...] about Guinness – One Great Beer and International Company
All investors need to know the answer to two questions in order to be a successful investor. Those questions are the following: What have the long-term stock market returns been? Are those stock market returns achieved by either picking individual companies or timing when to enter and … [Read more...] about What All Investors Need to Know
What do these two commercials from Betfair Casinos and Interactive Broker that recently aired in New Jersey have in common? One promotes the ability for people to gamble from their homes as if they were at one of the failing Atlantic City casinos, and the other commercial promotes the ability for … [Read more...] about 2 Similar Commercials – Betfair Casinos and Interactive Broker