Is Recession On Your Mind?

Is Recession On Your Mind?

How should you invest in a down market? If you want a guidepost, let’s look back to the terrible, traumatic down market of 2008-2009. You’re going through relentless, daily and weekly losses (remember that?), and the feeling at the time was that the global economy had...
Are Bonds Boring?

Are Bonds Boring?

Bonds are boring, right? Stocks jump up and down and all over the place, and over several years they might even jump 100% in value. Meanwhile, the bonds in your portfolio crank out predictable coupon yields quarter after quarter after quarter. If you’re bored by the...
Crypto Legitimacy?

Crypto Legitimacy?

Most investment managers and financial planners avoid bitcoins as an investment or as a currency, for a few reasons. First, the coins are not backed by any government or asset; they were made up by computers that solve complex algorithms, and therefore have no...
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...