Monthly Archives: September 2014
Plunging? Soaring? The media doesn’t care which
Further evidence that market timing is both a bad idea and impossible – we receive no warnings ahead of time and the media is nearly 100% unreliable as a source for level-headed analysis. It’s also a great look at why … Continue reading
MARKET TIMING and the business of killing it
So why is eliminating market timing as a strategy so hard to do? Two reasons. And while the first is easy to explain and understand, the second is more complicated. First, the industry benefits when investors make moves and transitions. Transactions … Continue reading
Scotland, Bitcoin, and Rising Federalism: WEB GEMS
How does Bitcoin help free speech? (2:00) . . . by allowing transactions that can’t be censored. With no third-party, there is no VISA or PayPal to bend to government pressure to deny payments. Libertarians to the Rescue! (15:00) . … Continue reading
MARKET TIMING – What is it? And should investors be doing it?
The Definition: Market timing involves any change made to the mix of the assets in a portfolio based on any kind of prediction about the future. And NO, you shouldn’t be doing it. Market timing with investments is always a … Continue reading
What if everything you thought about investing turned out to be wrong?
When would you like to find that out? I advise investors and fiduciaries of all types and of ages ranging from 13 to 91. What I almost always find as I get into the investing conversation with folks is a … Continue reading