Tag Archives: Investing
People don’t often share their investment mistakes. Can you recall the last time a friend or colleague mentioned how inept they are at managing their investments? First, most polite people have been raised not to openly discuss their finances. Second, … Read more
It was only a few short months ago that we feared intransigent policymakers would cause the economy and markets to hurtle into the abyss. I always preferred the term taxmageddon over fiscal cliff because it more accurately captured the pervasive … Read more
An exchange I had during the holidays triggered my desire to write—and, hopefully, get some feedback from all of you.
The topic du jour is the fiscal cliff and what the government (House, Senate, President) will or will not do … Read more
I started Vanguarding in 1997. Since then, I’ve developed better financial behaviors. I pay myself first, automatically directing cash from my paycheck to investment accounts before it can burn a hole in my pocket. I diversify widely, limiting my exposure … Read more
We’ve all come across the magazine and web quizzes. Answer five questions and you can find out what kind of exerciser, dieter, or driver you are.
I thought I’d have a little fun and apply this exercise to investors. I’ll … Read more
Anybody can give good advice. But taking the advice we give to others? That’s sometimes easier said than done.
For example, I could probably write the definitive guide to diet and exercise. It would be informative and inspiring, full of … Read more
The nation’s near-term focus is on the “fiscal cliff,” the slate of expiring tax cuts and automatic spending reductions that will be triggered at the end of 2012 if leaders in Washington fail to reach a budget agreement. The debate … 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