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February 15, 2018

Shocked by the Market’s Drop? Chalk it Up to Recency Bias

Whether you realize it or not, chances are good that you are prone to something called Recency Bias, which is the common tendency to think that what has been happening recently will continue to happen in the near future. If you, like many investors, are shocked and concerned about February’s sudden market volatility, it’s probably […]
November 28, 2016

The Problem with “Buy Low, Sell High” Advice

Of the many common sayings in the finance industry, the most popular is undoubtedly “buy low and sell high.” While it sounds simple enough, it’s actually significantly more complex than it seems. Not Following the Herd Buying low comes from an investment philosophy known as value investing. The basic concept of value investing is to […]
November 10, 2016
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Election Volatility Had You Spooked? Think of Your Goals

Were you keeping an anxious eye on your investment accounts leading up to last nights’ election? Are you relieved they seem to be climbing again? In spite of the plunge in the futures market last night as it became apparent that Donald Trump would beat favored Hillary Clinton to become America’s 45th President, much of […]
August 10, 2016
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Why Playing It Safe Could Hurt Your Retirement

A new survey from Bankrate indicates that many Americans hold quite a low view of the stock market. In answering what was the best way to invest money unneeded for at least 10 years, real estate (25%) and cash (23%) took the top spots, followed by the stock market and gold (16% each) in a […]
March 29, 2016
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Don’t Expect to Win With Actively Managed Funds

This article was originally published on NerdWallet.com Trying to pick individual stocks is a losing game, and this doesn’t just apply to individual investors. It’s also true for professionally run, actively managed mutual funds. Actively managed funds are tasked with picking a collection of stocks and bonds that will outperform market indices, or benchmarks, such as […]
February 15, 2016

When A Storm Hits Are Investors Still Gluten-Free?

More snow coming? Get ready for Instagrams and TV reports about empty bread shelves! Here’s one from my local store before the blizzard a couple of weeks ago: No matter how many people have resolved to stick to a gluten-free diet, that gluten seems much more appealing when a storm is on the horizon and […]
September 24, 2015

My Response To a Millennial’s Open Letter To CNBC

After the markets took an incredibly volatile ride on August 24th, zerohedge.com published this letter to CNBC from a millennial named Ryan, who wrote: “I’ve dipped my toes in the stock market this past year but after today’s action, I have to say I’m done. Forever. Gone. Don’t count on another dime of mine in the […]
September 10, 2015

Straight Talk about Volatility and Compound Interest – the Snowball Effect

Compound interest is, simply put, the interest you earn on the sum of both your initial investment and the interest that investment has already earned. Why is it important? Because your two potential advantages when it comes to maximizing potential earnings over time are: The power of compound interest Investing regularly through market highs and […]
August 27, 2015

Millennials – Time to Wake Up and Smell the Stock Market

On Monday, as things were heating up a bit, Cullen Roche tweeted “The stock market is the only market where things go on sale and all the customers run out of the store…” The problem is, many Millennials weren’t even in the store. Only 26 percent of people under age 30 own stocks, according to […]