December 31, 2018

December 31, 2018

The Markets Investing during the month of December was like traversing an icy mountain stream. It delivered a staggering shock to the senses that triggered the instinct to, “Get Out!” When it comes to investing, that instinct is called loss aversion. For many people...
Thought Leadership from My 11-Year-Old

Thought Leadership from My 11-Year-Old

One of the great joys of my life is the ability to have an 11-year-old girl in my orbit at my advanced age.  Never in my wildest dreams would this be the case, but alas here we are.  Many of my friends are empty-nesters, and they are enjoying their free time once...
December 17, 2018

December 17, 2018

The Markets Ouch! It never feels good when the stock market heads south, and that’s what happened last week. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500), Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq Composite all moved into correction territory, which means the...
December 10, 2018

December 10, 2018

The Markets We’re off to a slow start. December is usually the best month of the year for the stock market. It has been since 1950, according to Randall Forsyth of Barron’s, but not so far this year. Two issues made investors particularly uncomfortable last week which...
December 3, 2018

December 3, 2018

The Markets Hold on to your hats! Recently, stocks have delivered a wild ride. During Thanksgiving week, U.S. stock markets took investor uncertainty on the chin, suffering a 3.8 percent drop, which was the worst performance in eight months. Then, last week, stocks...