Unfortunately, investors have an uncanny, destructive tendency to buy high (when they’re feeling overconfident) and sell low (when they’re scared).
While history suggests the road is likely to get increasingly bumpy over the next four months, it will be important (as always) to try to remain unemotional and stick with the plan.
Just like Clara Peller in the 1984 Wendy’s commercial, investors should be asking, “Where’s the beef?” at Beyond.
You know what’s worse than judging a book by its cover? Judging a book by its cover—then making financial decisions based on what you guess the book might tell you.
The doom and gloom headlines from December have turned ebullient, as the S&P 500 in the first quarter posted its best performance since the third quarter of 2009.
While Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett has achieved well-deserved mythical stature among investors, even the “Oracle of Omaha” makes huge mistakes. Exhibit A is the recent debacle involving his investment in Kraft Heinz. I recently highlighted Buffett’s call in his 2018 annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway for investors to focus on Berkshire’s “forest,” […]
Rational people don’t risk what they have and need for what they don’t have and don’t need.”
the only risk-less option giving you immediate access to your funds is a traditional bank savings account earning essentially 0 percent interest. Or is it?
We all need to realize nobody is immune to a sudden job loss or other income interruption.
Jack Bogle, the inventor of index mutual funds, said just weeks before his death on Jan. 16 at age 89 that index funds had become the “most successful innovation in modern financial history”.
Focus on what you can control and try not to fret about what you can’t. Extreme short-term volatility can be a gift to long-term investors, if you let it.
The problem with anchoring is, it fails to recognize the extreme volatility inherent in stocks.
With college costs escalating rapidly, reducing future debt by starting to save as much and as soon as you can for a child’s college education is vitally important.
You might not realize it, but when you decided to invest in stocks, you bought a ticket to ride an emotional roller-coaster.
Cannabis may be the wave of the future, but that doesn’t mean the stocks are a good investment.
The fact remains that both the stock market’s advance from the March 2009 lows and the economic expansion are long in the tooth.
When a company raises capital to fund its growth by selling stock to the public, part of the bargain is that it incurs obligations to disclose certain information to investors that is reliable.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has stated that “misaligned incentives contributed greatly to the financial crisis.”
If the Purdue degree is valuable and leads to a well-paying job, Purdue and the student both benefit. If not, Purdue absorbs some or even all the financial pain.