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By now, all of you know what happened recently with the Swiss Franc, Euro, and, as an extension, the price change of Nestlé shares in the United States. It caused a stream of messages to come in through the contact form like I haven’t seen in a long time, all with the same theme. Here […]
One of the reasons I haven’t been around much this month is I’ve been working with members on both sides of my family, adjusting portfolios now that we are in a new tax year, reviewing plans to make sure everyone is on track for retirement, and dealing with some paperwork that includes a nightmare of […]
Over the past 3-4 months, I’ve had a lot of people write me asking about benchmarks as they pertain to their investment portfolio. I haven’t had time to respond to these messages so I’m going to address the broader topic here and use it as a sort of catch-all to explain how I think about […]
When I became obsessed with investing as a child, convinced it offered me the greatest probability of escaping what I saw as an economic dead end due to the community in which I lived, I spent years reading everything I could about any and every event tied to the financial markets and those who shaped […]
Have you ever woken up one morning to find that you are suddenly, directly, in what amounts to the synthetic heroin business? That you’re making money off of cocaine addicts and alcoholics trying to kick the habit? Such are the unexpected oddities of holding a well-diversified, strong investment portfolio. Awhile ago, I had my mother acquire shares […]
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