Are You Prepared for the Inevitable Market Correction?

Are You Prepared for the Inevitable Market Correction?

I write this at 6:00am as I sit on a patio overlooking the hills of northern Scottsdale, Arizona. The sun is rising in the east, illuminating the thousands of saguaro cactuses spread out across the desert floor. Apparently the Sonoran Desert is the only...
Is Wine A Good Investment?

Is Wine A Good Investment?

It was September 2000—an average fall day in Chicago. A friend of mine was finishing up his workday, trying to leave a few minutes early to catch a wine auction downtown with his colleagues. He wasn’t planning on purchasing anything, but after a few...
An Asset Allocation Example For Someone In Their 30s

An Asset Allocation Example For Someone In Their 30s

First off, I’m 34. So I’m going to trick myself into believing I’m not in my mid 30s until next year. But I figured it was appropriate to write a follow-up to my last post about when should one invest in the stock market. The answer is generally now compared...
Is Now A Good Time To Buy Stocks?

Is Now A Good Time To Buy Stocks?

In general, whether it’s a friend seeking advice, or a new acquaintance that just discovered what I do for a living, I tend to get asked the same investing questions over and over. Apple comes up a lot. As does Facebook. But by far the most popular question...
The Ultimate Tax Guide To Maximize Investment Returns

The Ultimate Tax Guide To Maximize Investment Returns

Taxes are consistently one of the top recurring expenses in everyday life – more so than a mortgage, a car payment, or even an egregiously priced private school. Given the government takes away more in taxes than most Americans save a year, it behooves all...
China Drives Emerging Market Selloff and Flight to Safety

China Drives Emerging Market Selloff and Flight to Safety

Market Digest – Week Ending 1/24 Stocks were up modestly for the first two days following Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, with gold and Treasuries modestly down. These trends sharply reversed following China’s disappointing manufacturing report on Thursday,...
How Should I Save for College

How Should I Save for College

If you have children, or are about to, it’s wise to begin planning for college education costs. The table below details average costs per year for college over the last decade for four year institutions: 2000 – 2001 2009 – 2010 Public...
US Wins America’s Cup Amid Debt Ceiling Debate

US Wins America’s Cup Amid Debt Ceiling Debate

Market Digest – Week Ending 9/27 Stocks fell amid concerns federal budget negotiations will lead to increased uncertainty and slower economic growth. The S&P finished down about 1%, snapping a three week winning streak. Ironically, bonds rose as...
Kerry Comments on Syria; Oil Prices Increase

Kerry Comments on Syria; Oil Prices Increase

Market Digest – Week Ending 8/30 On Monday, Secretary of State of John Kerry issued a speech regarding Syria and the use of chemical weapons. His strong words sparked fears the US was preparing an attack, sending global stocks lower the following day and for...
Jobless Claims Fall; Dow Slides

Jobless Claims Fall; Dow Slides

Market Digest – Week Ending 8/16 Thursday’s better than expected jobs report drove a selloff in US equities on fears the Fed could begin reducing stimulus measures. This fear of tapering also pushed up bond yields and placed downward pressure on prices. Gold...


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