US-based investors may believe they know America best. Accordingly, they are likely to put the bulk of their investments in stocks and bonds of US-based companies and in US federal and municipal fixed income securities. Given the size and relative safety of this market, that may seem a sound … [Read more...] about Go Global for Diversification That Travels Well
Research has shown no reliable way to predict the top‑performing stocks, arguing for diversification instead. The stocks commonly referred to by the FAANG moniker— Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google (now trading as Alphabet)—have posted impressive gains through the years, with all now … [Read more...] about How Markets Work and the FAANG Mentality
Maureen and I decided to take a long weekend trip to our homeland – Ireland. Specifically, we spent the long weekend in Dublin. The year before we had traveled to Dublin to visit our youngest daughter Elizabeth who was studying at Trinity University. During that trip, we visited the Guinness … [Read more...] about Jameson Irish Whiskey – a French company asset
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?
We wrote a post in March 2016 discussing 2 sectors that were struggling at the time. Now seems like a good time to review the post and the outcome. At the time the experts were stating that everyone was concerned about the future prospects of the Chinese economy and the struggling agricultural … [Read more...] about Stock investors: Focus on history not headlines – UPDATE
Trivia Pursuit Time: how many stocks make up the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index (a widely used benchmark for the US equity market)? While the logical guess might be 5,000, as of December 31, 2016, the index actually contained around 3,600 names. In fact, the last time this index … [Read more...] about Going Global: A Look at Public Company Listings