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December 28, 2018

This has been a painful quarter for the stock market.   Historically, it’s the fourteenth worst quarter for stocks since 1926 for what it’s worth, with the S&P 500 down 17% since the end of September.  

With the overabundance of financial news that any of...

October 18, 2018

A well-known investment market commentator recently quipped about the recent market pullback:  “The market is the lowest it has been since June 2018.”   When we put the recent pullback in that short run context, it may give us some additional worthy perspective so we d...

June 27, 2016

If there is one thing we know about the ability of any of us to predict the future, it’s extremely difficult – nearly impossible.  

What we know with great certainty is that we are going to face uncertainty.  We also know that it’s our ability to handle this uncertainty...

April 24, 2016

“China Market Drop Leads to Worries of Further Turmoil”.  Wall Street Journal – January 4, 2016

 

“Dow, S&P Off to the Worst Starts Ever for Any Year”.  Wall Street Journal – January 7, 2016

 

“Nikkei Posts Largest Weekly Percentage Drop Since Financial Crisis”.  Wall Stre...

February 4, 2016

Warren Buffett says “Investing is simple, but not easy.”  What’s simple is that staying the course and continuing to invest into market downturns, which has generated superior returns.  

 

What is very hard to do is for investors to keep fear and emotion in che...

January 27, 2016

To help us keep things in perspective when markets are troubling, Larry Swedroe had an excellent bit of data points on market returns he got from a colleague, Dan Campbell, covering 89 years from 1926 to 2014. The following excerpt is from Larry Swedroe and his blog po...

January 21, 2016

 “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.”  Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

 

It’s easy to express an opinion about the future.  We all do it all of the time.  But our opinions (and even so-called expert opinions) about the future r...

January 20, 2016

The right investment strategy is the one that doesn’t bet on predicting the future, but rather is much less exciting, even boring, and requires far more discipline, and is much harder to do as we humans are not wired to do it.  

 

These early days of 2016 are testing inv...

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