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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...

February 9, 2018

After a period of relative calm in the markets, in recent days the increase in volatility in the stock market has resulted in renewed anxiety for many investors.

From February 1–5, the US market (as measured by the Russell 3000 Index) fell almost 6%, resulting in many i...

February 6, 2018

Yesterday's stock market selloff is getting everyone's attention. The market, as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, plunged 1,175 points. While it was the largest single day point drop ever, the loss as a percentage of 4.6% doesn't even crack the top 10....

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...

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 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...

Friday's stock market selloff is getting everyone's attention. The market, as measured by the Down Jones Industrial Average, plunged 530 points, representing a 3% loss for the day and 10% off the market's high in May. Most of the selloff appears driven by fears about C...

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