Most Stocks Are Duds

Most Stocks Are Duds “Don’t look for the needle in the haystack. Just buy the haystack!” –John Bogle 09-13-2021 Why’s that John? Simple answer….most stocks are duds. The truth of the matter is that most common stocks do not outperform risk free treasury bills over their lifetimes. If you doubt this, check out this recent …

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It Doesn’t Matter

It doesn’t matter “Which country will outperform?” –question posed in a recent DFA article 08-30-2021 The next sentence in the article is….Here’s why it shouldn’t matter. Check out this brief article to see why it doesn’t matter: Which Country Will Outperform? Here’s Why It Shouldn’t Matter. Exhibit 1 tells the whole story. In the past 20 …

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It’s Boring But Works

It’s Boring But Works “Do you believe in magic?” –song by The Lovin’ Spoonful 08-16-2021 Joshua Brown asks this same question in his recent blog post: Magic beans A lot of people want to live in fantasy land. This is especially true in the investing world. Many investors want to believe that someone out there …

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What’s An Investor To Do?

What’s An Investor To Do? “Everything screams inflation.” –recent headline in WSJ 08-09-2021 If you’ve been out to eat lately, gone grocery shopping or filled up your car with gas you’ve certainly noticed one thing….prices are going up! Inflation is heading higher. So, what’s an investor to do? Weston Wellington of DFA has a unique …

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How Markets Really Work

How Markets Really Work “The key to making money in stocks is not to get scared out of them.” –Peter Lynch 08-02-2021 Many people feel investing in the stock market is akin to going to a casino. If you’re investing for the long term and not speculating on the short term nothing could be further …

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Don’t Kill The Golden Goose

Don’t Kill The Golden Goose “What people think they know about capitalism is usually wrong.” –John Stossel 07-19-2021 Check out Stossel’s recent video where he presents the case on why most people are dead wrong about capitalism: Capitalism Myths: Part 1 I’m not here to push any kind of political agenda. I strongly believe that …

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Commit To The Long-Term

Commit To The Long-Term “If you don’t feel comfortable owning a stock for 10 years, you shouldn’t own it for 10 minutes.” –Warren Buffett 07-12-2021 Just a quick reminder on this rainy Monday on the importance on investing for the long- term. Sure, you can make money in stocks in the short-term. That’s more like …

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Independence Forever

Independence Forever “Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” –John Adams 07-05-2021 Happy belated 4th of July. It’s one of my favorite holidays of the year. Did you know that prior to our great Country being born on 7/4/1776, there was a significant movement being advanced not to secede from England? It was actually a speech …

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The Mind of Matson

The Mind of Matson “If an investors portfolio is depending on a prediction, it’s already broken before they even get started.” –Mark Matson, CEO/Founder of Matson Money 06-28-2021 Check out Mark’s appearance last week on TD Ameritrade’s, The Market Close. He offers up a myriad of opinions on everything from gold and bitcoin to the …

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How To Outpace Inflation

How To Outpace Inflation “Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.” –Sam Ewing 06-21-2021 This quote pretty much sums up why our investments have to outpace inflation to maintain our standard of living. Check out this short video from …

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