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Understanding How Markets Work for You: Principle 4 in Evidence-Based Investing

Attending to how markets work is important for you and your investment portfolio. Should you buy, sell, or hold tight? Before the news tempts you to jump into or flee from breaking trends, it’s critical

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Resist Chasing Past Performance: Principle 3 in Evidence-Based Investing

Some investors select mutual funds based on their past performance. Yet, past returns offer little insight into a fund’s future returns. For example, most funds in the top quartile (25%) of previous

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Top Heavy Market? Giant Firms on Top Is Nothing New

Top Heavy Market? Giant Firms on Top Is Nothing New

A top-heavy stock market with the largest 10 stocks accounting for over 20% of market capitalization and a marquee technology firm perched at No. 1? This is not new. A breakdown of the largest US stocks

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Under the Macroscope: When Stocks and the Economy Diverge

Under the Macroscope: When Stocks and the Economy Diverge

What’s going on in the market when stocks and the economy diverge? It can be puzzling when a bleak economic report emerges from the press, only to be accompanied by a positive surge in the stock market.

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Spread the Word: What’s New with Valuation Ratios?

Spread the Word: What’s New with Valuation Ratios?

This is a good time to check in with valuation ratios. These have been challenging times for value stocks. Performance divergence has resulted in a substantial widening of the price-to-book spread between

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Update of The CARES Act, April 2020

Update of The CARES Act, April 2020

With much of the country in self-isolation, perhaps you’d appreciate an update of the CARES Act, or maybe you have time to read the entire H.R. 748 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act,

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Earning Dividends Is Not The Only Way To Grow Income

Earning Dividends Is Not The Only Way To Grow Income

Earning dividends aren’t the only way a stock investor can generate income. Investors often see earning dividends as a way to grow income. But dividend strategies are not the only way to produce cash,

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10 Things To Do Right Now While Markets Are Tanking

10 Things To Do Right Now While Markets Are Tanking

Not long ago, some investors had yet to experience what it was like to weather turbulent markets. Even those who had, might have forgotten how scary it can be. This concerned us. So, to help people practice

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You, The Coronavirus Crisis and Your Investments

You, The Coronavirus Crisis and Your Investments

The coronavirus has grabbed global headlines. As news has spread, so too has financial uncertainty. What’s going to happen next? Will it further infect our domestic or global economies? In case it does,

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