Are You Easily Distracted?

Are You Easily Distracted?

My post last week about avoiding pessimism got me thinking. Why is it so hard for investors to hang-in there during normal market volatility? I think the answer is simple: we get distracted. The same precept holds true when I practice my mindfulness meditation every...
Little Country. BIG Trouble!

Little Country. BIG Trouble!

North Korea may be a little country, but it can churn up big trouble. The possibility that verbal hostilities between the United States and North Korea could trigger geopolitical conflict had investors on the run last week. In the United States, the Standard &...
Weekly Perspectives – October 27, 2014

Weekly Perspectives – October 27, 2014

Check Out Jonathan K. DeYoe in Huffington Post – Money   The Markets After a week that left investors wondering what’s next – much like fishermen on a lake as the wind kicks up and the water gets choppy – the wind settled and the fish started biting. U.S....

Weekly Perspective, August 13, 2012

The Markets Is the “cult of equity” dying? Since 1912, stocks have returned on average 6.6 percent per year after inflation, according to Bill Gross, the legendary bond manager from PIMCO. Recently, Gross ruffled some feathers when he wrote that the...

Volatile Markets Have Exposed One Big Flaw! June 25, 2012

VOLATILE MARKETS HAVE EXPOSED ONE BIG FLAW! There is one big flaw in the traditional thinking about how to determine an investor’s “risk tolerance.” Traditionally, risk tolerance was thought of in terms of a spectrum moving from very conservative at...

Weekly Perspective, December 19, 2011

The Markets If it feels like the stock market has been volatile this year, you’re right. Here are a few examples: Three-month historic volatility for the “fear” gauge known as the VIX hit a record on  October 31, surpassing the prior peak from...
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