10.14 Young People, Risk and the Benefit of Saving Early
We know that teens take risks, but we may not know why or that this tendency can continue even to our thirties. This is important for parents who waste much breath—and for growing money, too.
A recent New Yorker article … Read More
10.12 Third Quarter Market Update: Volatility Rules
Turning the calendar over to the month of October in the market means 75 percent of the trading days for the year are now in the rear view mirror and there are just a few months left to close out … Read More
09.21 Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged: Where is the Market Going Next?
09.10 The Stock Market: Reacting Today vs. Staying the Course
“In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, a weighing machine.” – Ben Graham, Warren Buffett’s teacher at Columbia and the founder of modern value investing
All our lives we make quick decisions. … Read More
09.08 The Current Oil Environment: Sabotage, Corruption and the Energy Information Administration
Back in 2104, as oil prices were touching $110 per barrel, there were headlines everywhere predicting an ISIS attack on Baghdad.
The fall of Baghdad has not occurred, but ISIS did take Ramadi. In terms of distance and safety, … Read More
08.27 Retirement Planning for Professional Educators: The Optional Retirement Program (ORP) and 403(b)
Professional educators are allowed many investment opportunities including:
- Optional Retirement Program (ORP) – This program is a defined contribution plan governed by Internal Revenue Code Section 403(b). Benefits are based on the performance of the investments selected and are controlled
08.19 Balancing Act: Can Your Portfolio Handle Market Imbalances?
In recent weeks, the stock market has been volatile due to a string of events in China, Greece and over concerns about when the Federal Reserve will begin normalizing interest rates. Investors worry that the very low interest rates of … Read More
08.06 U.S. Natural Gas Export Boom
Over the next five years, the Unites States will likely become the largest exporter of natural gas in the world. A large portion of this export growth will be through liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Terminals in the Gulf of … Read More