Submitted by Brenda P. Wenning on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 9:00am
It’s all stress-free bliss these days, at least for anyone who’s not paying attention. Downdrafts, like the one in early July, are brief. Wall Street sees nothing really bad on the horizon. It should, like when today’s low interest rates rise, for instance.
Submitted by Neil Vannoy on Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:00am
We all tend to use experience to predict the future. The technical term for this is recency bias and it’s one reason many investors fall short of potential success. How do you purge your own bias and improve your portfolio’s returns over time?
Submitted by Lewis J. Walker on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:00am
Many factory jobs fled our shores years ago. Now, though, a U.S. industrial renaissance is occurring. Behind it is a technology-driven boost in domestic energy production. Here’s why this trend is going to gather even more force.
Submitted by Nicholas Atkeso... on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:00am
Looking for a reason to be bullish? Consumer confidence is on the rise, and so are stock multiples, known as P/Es. There is a longstanding relationship between the two, as increased confidence translates into higher stock valuations.
Submitted by Kevin Flynn on Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:00am
Rah-rah assessments are powerful forces in the world of stocks. You’re wise to disregard them and stick to your investing plan. But acting on them can be tempting. Let’s look at some notable over-optimism.
Submitted by Roger Wohlner on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 9:00am
Are you a retiree with most of your retirement investments in stocks? Good idea? No: Even as the markets near or notch records every day, stay conscious of risks of not diversifying between classes of assets.
A recent Wall Street Journalarticle discussed how retirement savers are putting more money into stocks. Two excerpts:
Submitted by Rick Kahler on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:00pm
Is it too late to get back into the booming stock market? You were better off riding out the downturn and enjoying the subsequent run-up. Still, if you are late to this party, there still are smart ways to re-enter.
Many investors are returning at this late date. "Retirement Investors Flock Back to Stocks" was the front-page headline of The Wall Street Journal on May 2. I retweeted it to my Twitter feed, adding, "Just In Time To Ride Them To The Bottom Again."
Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 3:00pm
Some people get attached to their stock. They fall in love with it when it performs well, and refuse to let it go when it becomes a loser. Don’t. There’s a rule in my office that reminds me to avoid this mistake: “I married my wife, but I only date my stocks.”
Like a bad relationship, there might come a time when dumping the stock is just the right choice, no matter how much you love it.