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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....

January 17, 2018

By pursuing a globally diversified approach to investing, one doesn’t have to attempt to pick winners to achieve a rewarding investment experience.

Every day we enjoy the benefits of an interconnected world. We might start our day with a cup of coffee that originated in...

December 12, 2017

Euphoria has swept Bitcoin to unreal levels over the past few weeks. Bitcoin, one of many digital currencies, shot past 11,000 in the final week of November after eclipsing 10,000 just hours prior. The cumulative value of all cryptocurrencies throughout the world are e...

November 18, 2017

Focusing on what you can control can lead to a better investment experience

Whether you’ve been investing for decades or are just getting started, at some point on your investment journey you’ll likely ask yourself some of the questions below. Trying to answer these q...

October 10, 2017

It is the 10-year anniversary of when, in early October 2007, the S&P 500 Index hit what was its highest point before losing more than half its value over the next year and a half during the global financial crisis.

Over the coming weeks and months, as other anniversari...

May 9, 2017

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one. —Voltaire

“The market hates uncertainty” has been a common enough saying in recent years, but how logical is it? There are many different aspects to uncertainty, some that can be measured and some that c...

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...

April 3, 2016

 

Let’s be totally honest. If a financial advisor, broker or other so-called investment professional advises you to purchase a variable annuity in your IRA, you should in nearly every case fire that advisor or walk out of the room.

 

Why? You don’t wear a belt AND suspend...

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