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 […]
Elections Impact on the Stock Market
2020 has obviously been a crazy year, and with the Presidential Election coming up, it is not about to calm down anytime soon. The stock market has been a thrill ride ever since late February, with a big drop and then a steady climb. Tech stocks and Large US stocks have already made it back […]
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 […]
Did You Learn from the Crash of 2008?
Many investors and young potential investors are still scared out of their minds because of what happened to a lot of innocent investors in 2008. I have heard a few horror stories of people who supposedly lost all of their retirement money because of the crash. Many young professionals are scared of the stock market […]
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 […]
Quarter 3 Stock market Update
The following is from Matson Money Quarterly Statements. It is a good reminder to focus on long term historical returns rather than panicking about short term returns. “The 3rd quarter of 2018 saw domestic equity markets hit all-time highs, meanwhile outside of the U.S., the decline in international markets that persisted in the first two […]
Keep these 3 Rules and You Will Be a Successful Investor
Investing can be very complicated and confusing, but it also can be very simple. Today I am going to try to simplify investing with these 3 rules. 1. Own Equities Equities is just another word for stocks. Why is this the first and most important rule? Stocks have historically out performed fixed income (Bonds/Money Market/Savings […]
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 […]