The impact of missing just a few of the market’s best days can be profound, as shown by this animated look at a hypothetical investment in the stocks that make up the S&P 500 Index. The short one-minute Dimensional video below is based on the total return of the S&P 500 Index from January … [Read more...] about The Cost of Trying to Time the Market
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As much as I value the unfettered access to information the internet provides, we all recognize the potential harm that too much information can cause. Take, for example, my friend who was experiencing some troubling medical symptoms. Typing her symptoms into a search engine led to an evening of … [Read more...] about Here’s the Prescription
Forever, investors have had to endure the latest headlines on how the stock market was going to go down because of whatever the crisis of the day was. Do you remember a year ago that the U.S. stock market as indicated by S&P 500 Index fell 8% over the first 10 trading sessions of 2016 alone? … [Read more...] about It’s Always Something … with market worries
A recent conversation with a die-hard New York Jets football fan was similar to conversations that I have with stock market investors. Most New York Jets fans (due to the team's tough and heartbreaking seasons of the past) are conditioned to protect themselves emotionally by always looking at … [Read more...] about New York Jets fans and stock market investors
Forty years seem like a long time. This is the 2nd post of a 3-part series covering the last 40 years. We have discussed many times in various posts that 40 years is generally the starting duration that needs to be planned for when we meet with a couple in their mid-50's. If a married … [Read more...] about A Tale of Four Decades – 1995 & 2005 – Part 2 of 3
What should investors do concerning the situation in the Ukraine? That depends. What does the current crisis in the Ukraine have to do with your ability to provide income for you and your spouse for the rest of your lives? We understand the difficulties that our clients and others have trying … [Read more...] about What should investors do concerning Ukraine?