2022 Investment Market Recap
It’s clear that 2022 was a significant negative year for US and world markets. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Russell 2000 had annual losses of 18.44%, 8.78%, and 20.44% respectively. We haven’t seen steeper declines since the recession of 2008. Tech stocks were some of the hardest hit. The Nasdaq, which measures […]
Cryptocurrency: Are you missing out?
Do you suffer from FOMO? FOMO stands for Fear Of Missing Out. Just about everyone suffers from this in one way or another. Bitcoin and Dogecoin, among other cryptocurrencies have become household words and their popularity is exploding. So what is cryptocurrency, and is it something you should invest in? What is cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency is […]
Short Selling, Stock Picking, and GameStop
At this point most everyone has heard of the craziness surrounding GameStop stock over the last few weeks. There are several things we can learn from the madness. First I will try to explain as simply as possible, what actually happened. Retail stock market traders banded together in the Reddit forum “WallStreetBets” and decided to […]
Large Stocks vs Small Stocks: Does the Last 3 Years Change Things?
Looking back at the last few years, small stocks have been under performing by a big margin compared to large stocks. Is this just a short term fad or is this a bandwagon that you need to jump on? The S&P 500 is a grouping of the 500 largest companies in America. It is a […]
How to Pick the Best Stocks
You think you can pick winning stocks consistently, and I’m here to tell you that you can’t. But even if I cannot convince you that you can’t pick stocks, I hope to at least convince you that it is not in your best interest to try. We look at examples like Warren Buffet and see […]
3 Tips for Millennial’s Looking to Invest
When it comes to Millennial’s and their money, most would rather sit on a boat load of cash. They have a sinking feeling that investing in the stock market is like boarding the Titanic. According to a recent Bankrate.com study cited by a recent The Street article, 1. younger people prefer bank accounts over stock […]
The Advantage of Rebalancing
Today we are going to discuss the topic of Rebalancing your portfolio and why it is so important. I will explain to you how a continuously rebalanced portfolio is one that is constantly buying low and selling high. “Rebalancing -The process of realigning the weightings of one’s portfolio of assets. Rebalancing involves periodically buying or […]
Stock Market Recap after the First Quarter
From what you heard on news you might think the stock market had a horrible first quarter. With 3 individual trading days that had very large drops, that seemed to be the big news in the stock market. But in reality the market didn’t really do too bad in the first quarter. The following is […]
What to do During a Stock Market Crash
So the stock market has officially had a “correction” over the last few weeks which is a 10% drop from the previous high. And many people are panicked! But panicking after a big drop in the market can be very bad for your long term retirement account. Especially if that panic involved pulling your money […]
Is It Now Safe to Invest in the Stock Market?
All time highs and continued growth in the stock market seem to scare investors. You can hear fears of a pull back on any media outlet you prefer. But Perhaps one of the biggest challenges that investors face is determining if “right now” is a safe time to invest (meaning not just the present, but […]