Category: Markets

Are you prepared for the next market crash?

If you pay even the slightest attention to stock market news, you probably know that U.S. equities have been rallying to new highs. If you are invested in the market, that’s good news. But many of you remember the lyrics...

/ June 5, 2017

Why These ‘Streaks’ Are Entertainment, Not Investment Advice

Markets have snapped their winning streak. From the breathless headlines, you would think the financial journalists are confused, and believe they are actually sports reporters. Sadly, as market movements are turned into entertainment, complete with scorecards and so-called “expert” analysts...

/ March 25, 2017

Understanding portfolio risk in uncertain times

Humans hate uncertainty. In 2016, researchers at University College London found that we fear the unknown even more than the inevitability of a poor outcome in a given situation. Research subjects played a computer game in which they turned over...

/ February 6, 2017

3 Ways To Protect Yourself Against Market Volatility

As often as we hear the advice to keep our emotions out of investing, there’s no escaping the emotional impact of an election. That’s true on several levels, including your investments. Even if you cheer the results (and I’m not...

/ December 1, 2016

What Happens In Your Portfolio, Stays In Your Portfolio…

“An investment is simply a gamble in which you’ve managed to tilt the odds in your favor.” -Peter Lynch What’s more fun than a trip to Las Vegas? If you instantly said “Nothing!”, grabbed your sunglasses, and started looking for...

/ October 28, 2016