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
It’s been a common question that we’ve been getting lately Should I continue to own International Companies? The question is understandable because international stock markets in aggregate have under-performed their United States counterparts for several years. These trends are commonplace … [Read more...] about Should you continue to own International companies?
This post is the first of a two-part post which will deal with the 10 items that all investors need to understand in order to be a successful investor. This post will deal with the first five ideas followed next week by the second post discussing the remaining five ideas. These ideas are … [Read more...] about 10 ideas all investors need to know to be a successful investor – #1 to #5
Well the baseball season is finally underway. And the Crimmins household is hoping the New York Mets finally break their long cycle of losing on the backs of their young pitching staff. It’s been a while since Maureen and I attended game seven of the 1986 World Series to see our beloved Mets win … [Read more...] about Selling of Louisville Slugger
We were fortunate enough to attend the US Open Tennis Championship in Queens, NY over the Labor Day weekend. It is one of the more enjoyable sporting events due to the ability to choose between multiple matches on several courts. As I had not been to the U.S. Open championship for a few years, I … [Read more...] about Why Invest in International Companies?
Maureen and I were in the Garden State Plaza Mall and we overheard a couple of people in the Nike store discussing how “nothing is made in America anymore”. I'm sure all of us have heard someone discussing the same thought or thought the same thing themselves. Well it turns out it's just not … [Read more...] about America’s Manufacturing “Come Back “