Summary: Identifying the source of “negative alpha” in your investing is just as important as crafting a sound investment strategy and approach. My story of ill-advised market timing illustrates an example of generating negative alpha. It can be difficult to break bad investing habits, even if you have advanced investing knowledge and skill. I recommend […]
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Looking for a new job? Go where the hiring is. OK, so where is that? It’s not GM in Lansing, Michigan which recently laid off 1,100 plant workers. Nor is it Boeing who convinced 1,880 union workers to leave voluntarily. Pepsi is cutting jobs in Philly as “sales lose fizz after soda tax.” Fidelity Investments […]
Thinking about becoming an independent consultant? You may be an expert in your field, with deep subject matter knowledge that would be invaluable to many companies. So now it’s time to monetize that and go out on your own. It has its benefits: doing the types of projects you like with clients you like. Working […]
The saying “history never repeats itself, but it rhymes,” is often attributed to Mark Twain. I recently saw a blog post from the knowledgeable and interesting financial blogger, Doug Short. In his “Market Valuation, Inflation and Treasury Yields: Clues from the Past,” he offers some interesting charts and data. The P/E 10 ratio, which shows […]
Being an avid golfer, I wanted to share this interesting article. It’s well worth the quick read. Here are the quotes: You need to want it. Put your mind to it. Expect the unexpected. With age comes wisdom. Learn from your failings. Luck is part of the equation. To get results, you need to focus. […]
With the roller coaster ride we’ve had so far this year, I decided to weigh in on what I see happening, with a look at the longer term. The S&P 500 stock index dropped 10.5% from January 1st to 1829, the low for the year, followed by the recovery to 2022 as of March 11th […]
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