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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 …

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 Market Timing Doesn’t Work: A Case Study
Mon, 12/7/15 | 6 Comments
Why Market Timing Doesn’t Work: A Case Study

This year has been a roller coaster for investors. As a result, it provides a great case study on market timing (more specifically, why timing the market doesn’t work and should be avoided).
I realize we …

Lessons from a Manic Stock Market & Flash Correction
Mon, 08/31/15 | 14 Comments
Lessons from a Manic Stock Market & Flash Correction

Last Monday morning, I was feeling absolutely sick to my stomach.
The Dow had just opened the day 1,000 points below where it had closed the previous Friday. And this was after it had lost an …

Rebalancing Investments: Why, When, & How to Avoid High Fees
Tue, 05/27/14 | 7 Comments
Rebalancing Investments: Why, When, & How to Avoid High Fees

Getting over the fear of investing is a hurdle that everyone needs to surpass.
Once you make that leap, it really can be as simple as passively investing in a few different index funds or ETF’s …

Capital Gains and Selling Employee Stock: What you Don’t Know Can Hurt you
Wed, 05/7/14 | 8 Comments
Capital Gains and Selling Employee Stock: What you Don’t Know Can Hurt you

A while back, we covered capital gains tax basics. One thing I didn’t get in to that I thought deserved a post all of its own is capital gains on employee stock units – you …


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