Category Archives: Personal Finance

The equity markets keep churning higher in spite of…..

Here’s a partial list, for the faint of heart, of the worries and concerns that have beset individual investors over the last nine years. Every one of these things were billed by the financial news guys on cable television as … Continue reading

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Some charts to tell us where we are – or may be – in the investment cycle.

I read often these days that the market for us long term,, retirement investors is about to roll over and die, taking much of our gains with it? Is that true? I don’t think so, but then I don’t really … Continue reading

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How are the experts doing in their predictions?

Check this chart out, my friends: If you carefully read the headline information, you probably see why I am sending this chart to you. But just in case you want or need help, the chart tells us the outcomes of … Continue reading

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Low-cost index investing wins again

Check out this chart from this morning’s Wall St. Journal.  It tells us the percentage of stock managers OUTPERFORMED by the S&P 500 index over the last 25 years. I keep stressing the role of low-cost, index-based investment for our … Continue reading

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This afternoon, the FED will very likely lift interest rates .25%. Is that a big deal?

Today, is FED day.  It is also, probably, the first of four times this year that the FED will attempt to lift interest rates here in the US.  For those curious, this is a very difficult and imprecise process.  In … Continue reading

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