Stock Markets & Presidential Impeachments

As the impeachment process gets underway in the House of Representatives, President Trump has tweeted that the U.S. stock market will experience a severe decline if the process continues. Is he right? While no working crystal ball exists, let’s look … 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

Fashion Fads Are Fun. Investment Fads Can Be Harmful.

Fads can be fun. Look at the 1980s: big hair, shoulder pads, acid washed jeans, MC Hammer pants, neon clothes, and the mullet. I personally enjoyed a variation of the mullet – a little Bart Simpson spike coupled with bangs … Continue reading

Bad Investor Behavior Again Causes Financial Harm

When U.S. stocks, as measured by the S&P 500 index, fell 13.52% in 2018’s fourth quarter, many felt like the market was in the midst of a major collapse. And their behavior showed it. In December alone, U.S. investors pulled … Continue reading

2018 Second Quarter Market Report

The U.S. equity markets suffered a small setback in the first quarter, but the second quarter brought us back into positive territory, being led by small companies represented by the Russell 2000 index. International markets, however, were negative, likely in … Continue reading