When Stocks Diverge From The Economy

Do you find it puzzling when a bleak economic report emerges from the press, only to be accompanied by a positive surge in the stock market? Or good news is reported and stocks sell-off?

If you said yes, you’re certainly not alone… Continue reading

Why Big Tech Stocks Must Underperform

The combined market capitalization of the five largest stocks by market capitalization — Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook — reached 20% of the S&P 500 in 2020. This level of concentration has not been seen since the Technology Bubble in the late 1990s.

Yet, these businesses have proved so successful that there is no way to repeat what they have done. Continue reading

COVID-19 & Your Investment Strategy

As I write this on March 5, 2020, COVID-19 is causing waves in global economies and markets. Over the last eight trading days, the S&P 500 sold off by more than 3% on four days but also bounced back sharply, … Continue reading

What Should Investors Do About The Coronavirus?

The financial markets are taking a big dip this week over fears about the spreading coronavirus, erasing gains from earlier this year. You may understandably be nervous about your money and your family’s health. Below are a few key items … Continue reading

Mines, Forests & Investing Fools

The underperformance of value stocks over the past 10 years has received much attention from the financial media and led at least some investors to conclude that value investing – synonymous with Warren-Buffet-style investing – is dead. While headlines like … Continue reading