Investing Basics

When everyone agrees on something, it’s much more likely that everyone is wrong than everyone is right. Universal consensus about the end of the dollar makes me think it won’t happen. Several things move currencies: Economics, interest rates and politics. I’m going to show… Read More

I’m consistently amazed at the ability of smart, successful people to get things totally wrong. I find myself in slack-jawed awe of how just plain clueless investors can be. The supply of intelligence is finite, someone once said, but the population is growing. That makes me smile. I don’t grin… Read More

Conventional wisdom is that stocks outperform bonds. That’s wrong. Fact: Investors who buck conventional wisdom and buy bonds are more likely to see better results than investors who focus solely on equities. Don’t let anyone tell you that bonds are staid, stodgy or that they’ll… Read More

Investing even modest sums over time can build affluence. But don’t put the cart before the horse. You’re not ready to build wealth until you understand your overall financial situation and take several key steps to make sure you build on a sound foundation. 1. Get an… Read More