Five Midyear Questions for Disappointed InvestorsIt’s been easy to get things wrong in markets in 2020, but self-examination can help to get things right. Bloomberg, July 20, 2020         With the second quarter behind us, investors are evaluating how well their holdings have performed. The midpoint of the year is...
Katie and I have made lots of financial mistakes in our lives. Some resulted in the loss of small amounts of money while others resulted in large losses. In no particular order, here is a list of some mistakes we have made: This year it has been made quite...
Here’s some good 2020 finance trivia for you: What’s the better performer this year — the red hot Nasdaq 100 index of tech behemoths or boring old long-term bonds? The Nasdaq 100 ETF (QQQ) is up an astonishing 25.5% this year during a pandemic and that’s including a 29%...
Five Midyear Questions for Disappointed InvestorsIt’s been easy to get things wrong in markets in 2020, but self-examination can help to get things right. Bloomberg, July 20, 2020         With the second quarter behind us, investors are evaluating how well their holdings have performed. The midpoint of the year is...
Katie and I have made lots of financial mistakes in our lives. Some resulted in the loss of small amounts of money while others resulted in large losses. In no particular order, here is a list of some mistakes we have made: Buying a house when we should not...
Here’s some good 2020 finance trivia for you: What’s the better performer this year — the red hot Nasdaq 100 index of tech behemoths or boring old long-term bonds? The Nasdaq 100 ETF (QQQ) is up an astonishing 25.5% this year during a pandemic and that’s including a 29%...
Five Midyear Questions for Disappointed InvestorsIt’s been easy to get things wrong in markets in 2020, but self-examination can help to get things right. Bloomberg, July 20, 2020         With the second quarter behind us, investors are evaluating how well their holdings have performed. The midpoint of the year is...
A friend invited me to a dinner to meet his new girlfriend. I’d get to hang out with several other people from work and residency, too. So, I was looking forward to the dinner. We all sat down to eat. About ten minutes into the meal, I felt and...
Things are getting pretty speculative out there in the markets. How speculative are they Ben??? I’m glad you asked. Speculative enough that we’re now in the midst of a “blank check” boom. Special Purpose Acquisition Vehicles or SPACs are all the rage right now. Bill Ackman got $4 billion for one. Moneyball...
Five Midyear Questions for Disappointed InvestorsIt’s been easy to get things wrong in markets in 2020, but self-examination can help to get things right. Bloomberg, July 20, 2020         With the second quarter behind us, investors are evaluating how well their holdings have performed. The midpoint of the year is...