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Information designed to help you boost your financial confidence.
- The internet remains a virtual wild west for investment scams.
- Technology harnessing human nature is making it harder to resist the urge to “Click Here to Learn More.”
- Approach all investment advertisements as guilty until proven innocent.
Published on 9/11/20
- When asked how “the market” is doing, the question invariably refers to the performance of the S&P 500 index.
- The mechanics of this index may surprise investor.
- The S&P 500 should not be used as a benchmark for a diversified portfolio.
Published on 9/4/20
- The forward P/E ratio for the S&P 500 is the highest it’s been in two decades.
- This has fueled concern that the stock market is overvalued.
- Before doing any valuation analysis, it’s important to better understand what could be driving stocks at the moment.
Published on 8/28/20
- The S&P 500 reached an all-time high this week.
- Rather than celebrate, it seems as if this historic event is being met with far more pessimism than optimism.
- There is always a bear case to be made, so approach these with extreme skepticism.
Published on 8/21/20
- The media and short-term traders tend to love IPOs.
- The IPO process leaves little chance for smaller investors to participate.
- IPOs are almost always a Catch-22 for individual investors.
Published on 8/14/20
- High stock prices can create challenges for companies and investors.
- Executives occasionally split their stock to alleviate these high-class problems.
- Stock splits can potentially increase the demand for stock, but have no impact on fundamentals of the company.
Published on 8/7/20
- The U.S. Dollar Index has fallen close to 7% since May.
- Anytime the dollar weakens like this, the fearmongering ramps up fast.
- There is more to currencies than meets the eye, so take headline numbers with a grain of salt.
Published on 7/31/20
- Gold and silver have been on a tear since March 2020.
- The decision of whether to own precious metals and how much is one of the most debated topics in finance.
- The real question an investor must ask is why they want them in the first place.
Published on 7/24/20
- Economists that attempt to forecast the economy tend to be less than stellar.
- Six factors can be used to assess the future direction of the economy.
- These factors suggest the U.S. is in the early stages of an economic recovery.
Published on 7/17/20
- There is no question that the first half of 2020 will be remembered as one of the most tumultuous periods in history.
- It appears that the recession that began in February has ended, and the recovery is currently underway.
- Investors have arguably never faced so much uncertainty as they do today, but these tend to be the times that present the greatest opportunities to patient investors with a strong stomach.
Published on 7/9/20
We’re taking a look at the CARES Act, Required Minimum Distribution, and discussing Health Care. We also added a fun trivia for you.
While most of us were enjoying the holidays, our friends in Washington were busy tinkering with traditional Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs).
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