November 21 2018

A Few Nuggets of Wisdom on Pot Stocks

Last year around Thanksgiving I wrote about the craze around Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general. The blog’s main point was that, after seeing record numbers of new accounts opening up for the purchase of Bitcoin, investors shouldn’t rush in with...

September 12 2018

Want to Save for Education Expenses? Open up a 529 Plan Account.

Opening up a 529 Plan is the best way to save for education expenses. In addition to providing a great means by which one can save for the ever-increasing costs of education, there are current and future tax benefits to enjoy.

August 29 2018

Longest Bull Market:  How Long Can It Go?

We are currently in the longest running bull market recorded since World War II. On Tuesday, Aug.21, the current bull market, which started on March 9, 2009, tied the previous record and a few days later broke the record after hitting all-time highs ...

August 08 2018

What You Need to Know About the 2- and 10-year Spread

If you are a regular consumer of financial media, or if you get your pulse on the market from our monthly Investor Insights newsletter, you have probably seen mention of an indicator called the 2- and 10-year spread. The spread has been a recurring t...

March 28 2018

Simple Investment Lesson Worth Repeating

November 2017 marked the ten-year anniversary of the beginning of the bear market associated with the Great Financial Crisis (GFC). Since the end of that bear market in March 2009, investors have more or less had an enjoyable and profitable ride in t...

March 14 2018

The Good, The Bad and Maybe The Unknown About Target Date Funds

The Good Over the past decade the U.S. Target-Date mutual fund category has grown from under $200 billion in assets to over $880 billion as of the end of 2016. These types of investments address the “misallocation” risk that many 401(k) plan particip...

February 21 2018

How Can I Determine My Risk Tolerance?

2018 has already surpassed 2017 when it comes to volatility in the stock market. Last year’s market was about as exciting as the Olympic qualifier for Curling, and this year is feeling more like an Alpine Ski Race at breakneck speeds. Now that invest...

December 06 2017

What You Need to Know About Investing in Bitcoin

There’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Bitcoin before. In fact, lately, there’s a good chance you can’t avoid hearing about it. As its price has skyrocketed over 1,000 percent in 2017, with much of those gains in just the past few months, Bitcoin...

November 29 2017

What You Need to Understand About Risk Tolerance and Time Horizon

When deciding how to invest your money, the most important question is, “How much risk should I take?” Your answer can mean the difference between meeting your goals—for example, retiring when and how you want—and falling short of them. Unfortunately...

November 15 2017

Why a Strategic Asset Allocation is Important

An investor’s strategic asset allocation is an investment portfolio’s target mix of different asset categories. Generally, a strategic asset allocation will be rebalanced, commonly annually, to ensure the current investment allocation is not signific...