It’s safe to say there are few people who would associate fixed income investing with gymnastics. But watching my daughter perform at her recent gymnastics competition—where I’m proud to say she performed like a champ—it occurred to me that the … Read more
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My fifteen-year-old son has become obsessed with the show “Jeopardy!,” and every night as my family prepares to eat dinner, I can hear it on the TV in the background. The answer-and-question format has made me think about alternative ways … Read more
“The strongest of all warriors are these two—time and patience.”
-Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about rising interest rates and what that means for bond investors. One “solution” (suggested mostly by active fund … Read more
Debbie buried her face in her hands. Through our two-way videoconference, I could clearly see her angst about my recommendation. At several other times in our consultation, she shook her head with a frown.
“I have never—NEVER—made money,” she said, … Read more
Since nominal yields going out 6 years or more are currently negative in several developed markets in Europe, many investors have been asking if investing in bonds with negative yields means they are “locking in” a loss. It is a … Read more
I am a fan of movie trilogies, and my favorites include those that involve Luke Skywalker and Jason Bourne. Trilogies interest me because, while they consist of separate movies, they still share an overarching story line. That’s not dissimilar from … Read more
Being comfortable with uncertainty, being prepared, and not being overconfident are essential life skills.
It is no coincidence that these skills serve as strong investment principles and help us look at the markets and economy with a healthy dose of … Read more