Recent blog posts by Craig Stock
I would call myself a “pack rat,” except the comparison might offend pack rats. For the most part, it’s not a good thing to have such a messy office. But on occasion I unearth something interesting. Like this screenshot of … Read more
Records are made to be broken, or so goes an old saying.
One record that I hope stands forever was set 25 years ago. The U.S. stock market dropped almost 23% in a single day—October 19, 1987.
The Dow Jones … Read more
We humans are funny animals.
At times, I’ll scour the internet trying to find the cheapest airline flight, perhaps saving $100 or $200, and feeling quite pleased with myself for doing so.
On some other purchases, I confess, I do … Read more
A Wall Street Journal report, published on February 21, notes that small-capitalization stock prices, as measured by the Russell 2000 Index, are nearing an all-time high. But investors aren’t pouring money into small-cap stocks.
The story, “Small-cap rise is big … Read more
There’s a good reason why regulators require financial firms to include, when mentioning the past returns or ratings of a mutual fund, the warning: “Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.”
The warning is true. History is an … Read more