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“In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a weighing machine”
Wed, 05/25/16 | One Comment
“In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a weighing machine”

Fresh off the second huge stock market rally from a frightening decline in the past year, I thought it would be timely to do a bit of reflecting.
For those with very short memories (or news …

Vanguard Lowers Fees (Again). Here’s why…
Wed, 05/4/16 | 10 Comments
Vanguard Lowers Fees (Again). Here’s why…

Vanguard recently announced that they over the past six months, they have reduced expense ratios for 200 fund and ETF shares amounting to aggregate savings of about $215 million.
That’s $215 million more in investors pockets …

The Percent of Americans who Own Stock Hits Record Low
Thu, 04/28/16 | 8 Comments
The Percent of Americans who Own Stock Hits Record Low

A recent Gallup poll had some very interesting numbers on stock market participation of Americans, particularly millennials.
For starters, just 52% of Americans have ANY money invested in stocks!
That low participation rate in stock investing is …

Why You Can’t Rely on the New Fiduciary Standard Rule Alone to Protect You
Mon, 04/11/16 | One Comment
Why You Can’t Rely on the New Fiduciary Standard Rule Alone to Protect You

There was big financial industry news last week as the U.S. Department of Labor has clarified a new fiduciary standard rule meant to protect retirement investors from conflict of interest by those giving them financial …

Bid-Ask Spread Basics (And why it’s so Important)
Mon, 03/14/16 | 3 Comments
Bid-Ask Spread Basics (And why it’s so Important)

It’s been a while since I’ve done an investing 101 article, so I’m overdue. In this post, we’ll cover an important investing component: bid-ask spread. May sound boring, but the knowledge gained could save you …

Capital Loss Tax Deduction: the Silver Lining to Selling Bad Investments
Thu, 01/28/16 | 3 Comments
Capital Loss Tax Deduction: the Silver Lining to Selling Bad Investments

What is a Capital Loss Tax Deduction?
The tax implications of selling an investment are usually thought of and discussed in a negative light. At the same time, selling an investment for a loss is almost …


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