I grew up in a sailing family, and the first thing we were taught was that the wind was both an ally and an adversary. Like investing, having the wind at your back is both a comfortable and an expeditious … Read more
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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
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
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
A popular question from my friends is “Where do I go for income in this low-yield environment?” There isn’t an easy answer.
Here’s why: Yields on money market funds are near 0%, and long-term Treasury bond funds are yielding below … Read more