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
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Sometimes it doesn’t take much for one to overcome fear. Many investors are still fearful of owning pieces of the great companies in U.S. and around the world known as stocks. Although the evidence is more than compelling that only a diversified portfolio invested for the long-term will supply … [Read more...] about Overcoming fear of stocks
I grew up in a typical middle income town on Long Island with a rather large family. There were five children in an unusually large home in the suburbs with a dog named Happy and a cat named Cleo. The household also included the most important part of my upbringing, my Nana. In those days, it was … [Read more...] about The Dresser Drawer
Hollywood is at it again. It seems the financial services industry is a favorite topic for Hollywood writers who discuss the spectacular failures of trust that have occurred in the industry. While these failures certainly make for good movies and television, there are many in the industry who … [Read more...] about Hollywood and Wall Street
Sunday March 13th, 2016 is the official date for Daylight Saving Time. The time has come to move the clocks one hour ahead…..finally. The feeling of spring will soon be in the air and the arrival of warm sunshine, longer days and hopefully, no more snow to shovel. With the change of the clocks, … [Read more...] about Take this additional action when you change the clocks!
As most people know, Steve Jobs was the founder and brains behind the Apple computers and endured a long battle with pancreatic cancer. The following is a Steve Jobs quote spoken towards the end of his battle: Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to … [Read more...] about Fearing the Worst