Some investors don’t realize that (at least) four times per year, financial markets can dramatically shift in response to publicly traded company announcements regarding financial performance. Other investors may know about the ‘earnings calendar’, but don’t know how to re-balance their investment … Continue reading →
POSITIVE THINKING ISN’T ALWAYS EASY I feel like a pitiful, suffocating fish out of water whenever the U.S. markets are closed on a weekday. Yesterday was Independence Day, and I spent it in Washington, D.C., not enjoying 4th of July festivities on … Continue reading →
HOW TO PLAN FOR RETIREMENT IN THE PRESENT INVESTING ENVIRONMENT If you are planning to retire within the next 5, 10, or even 15 years, global challenges facing today’s investing environment require that you take a more active role in … Continue reading →
ETF Strategies and Faith No More My recommended ETF investing strategies this week are based on a lesson I learned over 20 years ago. When I was a freshman in college, there was a guy in my dorm who loved … Continue reading →
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