Poo Flinging Monkeys And Investment Advice

One of the more frequent questions we get in times like this is “What do you think the markets will do?” I don’t know over the short term — seriously, not a clue. But for those seeking clarity, there’s no shortage of poo flinging monkeys who will answer that question. Just turn on the financial… [Continue]

Staying Sane in This Crazy Investment Time

The coronavirus is a pandemic and the market is in panic. This video describes ways of staying sane in this crazy investment time. After watching the video, you can dive into our three part article on creating resilient income from your portfolio. Tolerating Volatility. Time Eats Volatility. Retirement Example. The bottom line is we need… [Continue]

Worst Day of the Year Make You Queasy?

Today the Dow dropped 800 points, the worst day for the year. But headlines failed to point out, again, that bonds made a killing. In fact, over the last eight trading days, long-term government bonds have gained almost four times as much as stocks have lost. Did you see that headline anywhere? [More]

Financial News Misleads Again

When the stock market fell yesterday, the financial news blared about falling rates and trouble in bonds. Yet it was a spectacular day for bonds! [More]

Resilient Portfolios, Pt 3: Retirement Example

A resilient retirement portfolio is created and tested using returns starting in 2008. The portfolio generated income exceeding plans, despite the crash. [More]

Resilient Portfolios, Pt 2: Time Eats Volatility

Time eats volatility, and we can use that to choose investments. We compare the S&P 500 with T-Bills and see when the S&P 500 is the better choice. [More]