Welcome to the realm of finance, where the certitude of uncertainty reigns supreme. When it comes to predicting the stock market and economy, no one knows anything (with any real certainty). Let’s explore why. Read More
Luck, they say, is when preparation meets opportunity. As much as we all want to believe that our successes in life and investing are purely the product of hard work and strategy, there’s an undeniable element of luck involved as well. Luck is an intriguing aspect of financial planning and how it plays into the grand scheme of our lives. Read More
While the stock market is fundamentally an investment platform, certain investors approach it more like a casino than an investing (wealth creation) tool. While they are both fundamentally different, the misuse of the stock market can often blur these lines. Read More
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
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
The answer is “YES”, although the circumstances have to be extraordinary. Globally, only a few markets have gone to zero. The largest was Russia in 1917 and China in 1949. While other markets have collapsed, they have subsequently recovered. Read More
We are in some weird times right now. A few weeks ago, I would have never imagined that I would have to plan for our federal, state and local governments to shut down an entire economy due to a pandemic like the coronavirus (COVID-19).
I have been through several economic downturns in the past and, unfortunately, it’s times like this that many investors will panic and make some big money mistakes.
And one of the biggest mistakes is trying to search for the “perfect investment.” Read More
The SECURE Act was signed into law into law in December 2019 and went into effect on January 1, 2020. The SECURE ACT changed some important aspects of retirement planning, the biggest one being the age at which to commence your Required Minim Distribution (RMD). Read More
Are you ready for the Big “R” (Recession) ? Yes, it’s coming. I’ll tell you exactly when and what you should do. Read More
Let me show you how to have a really BAAAAADDDDDDDD retirement. Read More