States the Size of Countries

States the Size of Countries

It can sometimes be hard to understand just how large the U.S. economy is compared with the other countries of the world. You’ve probably read that California, alone, if it were an independent country, would have the world’s fifth largest economy. But what about the...
Market Update – Summer 2019

Market Update – Summer 2019

How to make sense out of the recent market behavior?  We all experienced a painful decline in December 2018 before the markets took a sharp (and unexpected) about-face and delivered the biggest first-half-of-the-year in 20 years and the best quarter since 2009. The...
A Guide to Stock Market Sell-Offs

A Guide to Stock Market Sell-Offs

This year, we have seen several days where stocks “sell off.” The losses in value are tough for most long-term, buy-and-hold investors to stomach. However, they are an entirely natural and necessary byproduct of a properly functioning marketplace. It all goes back to...

Beware When T.I.N.A. Comes Knocking

by John Bossler Wall Street pundits love coming up with acronyms and catchy phrases for what they favor in the markets. While this style of reporting can make for good headlines, investors often pay more attention to the hoopla than to understanding the facts. One...