stock market decline

When Will The Stock Market Decline, Finally?

We’re in the second-longest bull market in history, the most durable run since 1929. A bull market by definition is a slippery concept. Some observers look for stock returns higher … Read more

Posted on November 24, 2017 by
falling knife

Investor Facts: What Is A Falling Knife

A falling knife is investment that is falling rapidly in price. Investments such as stocks can be subject to unpredictable price swings. The breadth of those swings up and down … Read more

Posted on November 16, 2017 by
index investing

Index Investing Protects You From Yourself

What’s the greatest risk to your investments and, ultimately, your retirement: A market crash? Economic calamity? No, it’s selling your investments once a market crash is under way. The data … Read more

Posted on November 10, 2017 by
stocks go up or down

It Doesn’t Matter If Stocks Go Up Or Down

Investing is an interesting endeavor. You buy an investment on the expectation of it going up. You then have to sell or you never realize the full benefit of waiting. … Read more

Posted on October 20, 2017 by
strong investors

Five Things Mentally Strong Investors Do

Saving money is really tough, marathon-running tough for some people. The reason why, according to psychologists, is something called the “hedonic treadmill.” No, it’s not a training device for marathoners. … Read more

Posted on October 7, 2017 by
invest

Invest Like An MBA — Get Someone Else To Pay For It

A fundamental lesson of business school is that the best kind of financing is free financing using OPM — Other People’s Money. You see this all the time in business. … Read more

Posted on September 22, 2017 by
bubble

Would You Recognize A Bubble Before It Popped?

Robert Shiller, the Yale professor best known for predicting the dot-com crash and the later housing debacle, just called bitcoin a bubble. Not sure what bitcoin is? You’re not alone. … Read more

Posted on September 15, 2017 by
brexit

Brexit: A Case Study In The Danger Of Trading The Headlines

It has been more than a year since British voters decided to leave the European Union, a huge and costly divorce that promises to take years to fully enact. Five … Read more

Posted on September 11, 2017 by
goldman sachs

Why You Should Never Trade Like Goldman Sachs

Investment banks do a lot of investing. Besides raising money for businesses, many of our largest banks also simply invest. That means they buy and sell a lot of investments exactly … Read more

Posted on August 24, 2017 by
day trading

Investor Facts: What Is Day Trading?

Day trading is a form of short-term investing, defined by buying and selling a security within a few hours. Generally, investors seek to profit from long-term changes in the price … Read more

Posted on August 9, 2017 by