Most investors when they start to invest are informed about the historic returns for the U.S. stock market. They are amazed that long-term investors have been rewarded with such strong performance - a nearly 10% annual return. Stock shares represent ownership in the company in which investors … [Read more...] about “Average” Stock Market Returns
Let’s go back to the year 2009. In January, Barack Obama was sworn as the 44th President of the United States. In April, three Somali pirates are killed freeing Captain Philips and ending a multi-day standoff between the United States Navy and the pirates. Later the event is made into a movie. In … [Read more...] about Top 10 Stocks Over the Last Decade
40 Years ago this week, Newsweek had one of its most infamous headlines: "The Death of Equities: How inflation is destroying the stock market". This was the cover headline August 13, 1979. The financial media and media in general are always trying to project fear into investors and this … [Read more...] about The Death of Equities – Re-visited
I have found that the importance of having an investment philosophy—one that is robust and that you can stick with— cannot be overstated. — David Booth, the Executive Chairman of Dimensional Fund Advisors, which he co-founded with Rex Sinquefield. The US stock market has delivered an average … [Read more...] about The Uncommon Average
Sometimes you just have to be patient Maureen and I were fortunate enough to be invited to a New Jersey Devils hockey game as they took on the New York Islanders. Our good friends Jeanne and John have excellent seats at the Prudential Center, and we were excited to see this fast-paced game in … [Read more...] about When will a Hockey Goal be scored?
A quick online search for “Dow rallies 500 points” yields a cascade of news stories with similar titles, as does a similar search for “Dow drops 500 points.” These types of headlines may make little sense to some investors, given that a “point” for the Dow and what it means to an individual’s … [Read more...] about Getting to the Point of a Point