What a difference a year makes. Last October, we wrote of the U.S. stock market’s dismal third-quarter performance.
Deep down, we know we need to make important life decisions, like updating investment portfolios, creating estate plans, or crafting a college savings strategy. All of these are hard work, take time and are nobody’s idea of fun.
Our experience has been that corporate restructuring often creates market inefficiencies, allowing us to buy at a significant discount.
Libor, the London interbank offered rate, certainly sounds like an obscure, technical bit of financial jargon. However, Libor directly affects the pricing of more than $800 trillion in securities and loans.
Much like the fictional Skynet in the “Terminator” movies, firms engaging in “high-frequency trading” have unleashed a torrent of unbridled technological firepower that seems to have overwhelmed its human makers’ ability to control.
There is no such thing as unbiased advice, and conflicts of interest are not automatically bad. However, it’s up to you to take steps to protect yourself from becoming “skinned” in this jungle.
Saving/investing more and earlier is a simplistic strategy, but it requires discipline, patience and hard work.
I think our educational system needs to do a much better job of equipping students to make wise financial decisions.
The European debt crisis has reignited and quickly heated to a full boil. Stock markets across the globe have been slammed.
Do you and your spouse (or significant other) share exactly the same opinion on financial matters, such as spending, saving, borrowing and investing? If so, you’re in a very small minority of couples.
At the top end of the predicted range of $28 to $35 per share, Facebook would raise up to $13.6 billion and sport a market value just shy of $100 billion.
While we clearly can’t control the economy or the markets, our behavior is up to us.
It is impossible to make an intelligent assessment of the investment merit of an asset without accounting for its price.
“Scorecasting” authors say teams consistently place excessive value on high draft picks and routinely overpay, in terms of current and future picks, to move up the draft order.
I eagerly await the pearls of investing wisdom in Warren Buffett's annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders. His 2011 missive did not disappoint.
Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” Investors who heeded that advice during the scary decline last August and September have been rewarded.
Don’t let conventional decision-making reduce your chances of winning the investment “game.”