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There has never been a shortage of controversial financial topics making headlines, and today is no different. Current newsmakers include cryptocurrencies, GameStop, SPACs, and nonfungible tokens. However, the item that concerns most prudent investors is the recent rise in inflation.
Bitcoin is now the hot topic of conversation after taking a backseat to GameStop and Reddit a few weeks ago. Bitcoin recently traded higher than $50,000 per coin!
After another tough year for international stocks, we’re reminded of the popular Clash song from 1981 (Should I Stay or Should I Go). In 2019, investors may question the inclusion of international stocks in their investment portfolios.
There are many ways to make a fortune. You might inherit money, win the lottery or build a thriving business and sell it. You can also work hard in your career, save and invest with discipline. Making a fortune often includes elements of risk and luck.
Presidential elections bring heated emotions from both sides, especially when it comes to protecting your financial investments. As humans, we’re often driven by these strong feelings, but it may come as a surprise that they usually don’t have a large impact on financial markets.
There is a myth that is pervasive in the investment industry that most historical investment gains are attributed to dividends and the stocks that pay them. If this were true you could make a case for owning only dividend-paying stocks.
What is “recency bias”? It comes from the field of Behavioral Economics and represents a tendency for some people to focus solely on "what's happened lately" when evaluating or judging something.
A popular Beatles tune contains the lyrics, “Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends.” These comforting words of wisdom can apply to many aspects of life, including the investing world. Sometimes it takes the help of a few friends to provide better solutions for clients, and that’s exactly what happened back in 2003.
The US economy lost some momentum, posting GDP growth of 2.2% annualized vs. 5.0% during the previous quarter. Despite the slowdown, the current bull market celebrated its sixth birthday, making it the fourth-longest run of the last 80 years. Consumer spending...
In the past few years, US stocks have registered strong gains. Yes, there was the ugly dive in September and October of 2014. Even so, US large growth stocks were up...