In the complex world of stock markets, understanding the forces at play can be a challenging task. Among these forces, one topic that piques interest and raises eyebrows is stock market manipulation. With the democratization of stock trading and the rise of technology such as high-frequency trading, the question of stock market manipulation, particularly in the short term, becomes more pertinent. Read More
Negative News is the Greatest Challenge for Investors to Overcome
In today’s world, we are inundated with negative news at every turn. From political turmoil to natural disasters to economic uncertainty, it can be difficult to avoid the constant barrage of bad news. For investors, this can be especially challenging. In this blog post, we’ll discuss why living in a world of negative news is the greatest challenge for investors to overcome and what they can do to manage it. Read More
FedNow & the Dangers of Government-Backed Digital Currency
The Federal Reserve is currently developing a new instant payment system called FedNow. This service aims to enable banks and financial institutions to offer real-time payments to their customers, allowing for the instant transfer of funds 24/7. FedNow could have a significant impact on how individuals manage their money, as it will make it easier and faster to send and receive payments, pay bills, and transfer funds between accounts. Read More
Predicting the Stock Market
Have you ever heard someone say that they know exactly where the stock market is going in the future? It might sound tempting to believe, but the truth is that no one can accurately predict the future of the stock market. Read More
Picking the Winning Team in the Super Bowl Doesn’t Make You a Good Investor
As we approach the Super Bowl, many of us are excited about the big game and might even place bets on your favorite team. However, it’s important to understand that just because you can pick the winning team in the Super Bowl, it doesn’t mean AT ALL that you are a good investor. Read More
Making This Tik-Tok Mistake
Let me tell you what the downside of social media is and why its destructive to your portfolio, especially for younger investors.
There is plenty of data and math available in reference to investing that’s pretty solid. No matter how much institutions and traders try to manipulate this information, the time-tested rules are always going to win out over time. Read More
When Is the Best Time to Invest?
Investing in the stock market is a great way to grow your money for retirement, but it can also be extremely nerve-wracking. The markets are always volatile, and there’s no guarantee that you’ll be able to ride out the ups and downs.
The truth is, there’s no perfect time to invest. There will always be an element of risk involved—no matter what your investment strategy is or how much time you’ve put into researching your portfolio. But with these tips, you’ll be able to reduce some of the volatility of the market so that when things do go down (and they will!), your losses won’t be as severe. Read More
Money Can Buy Happiness
Money solves many of lives problems. (Maybe not ANY problem, but it can solve A LOT of problems. Read More
5 Tips to Transition Into Retirement
You’ve made it! You’ve reached retirement.
When it comes to retirement, many people focus almost entirely on the money. Retirement is a time of transition. It’s the end of one chapter and the beginning of the next. It can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. There are lots of things you can do to make your new lifestyle as successful as possible—and we’re here to help you get started.
There’s no one right way to retire; every person’s path is different and unique. But there are some best practices that can make your transition into retirement smoother and more successful.
Here are 5 tips for a happy transition into your new life. Read More
Stop ESG Investing
If you are saving for retirement (or retired) it is in your best interest to get as much out of your investments in the stock market as possible. You should always eliminate political virtue signalling from your investment decision-making.
ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance. The strategy means investing in companies that score high on these factors as determined by a (usually biased) third-party company or group. The assumption is that the better a company’s ESG score is, the better their overall performance.
ESG investing sounds great. It also makes you feel good about the investments you make and should help you sleep better at night. But it may not be all that it seems, especially for investors who don’t fully understand what it is and how it works. Read More