It has been nice to have 13 consecutive months without a decline in market indexes. We know it is uncomfortable when the market drops. On Monday (2/5/18), we saw the computers trigger heavy selling when the S&P 500 dropped below its 50-day moving average.
In this highly engaging article, Dr. Spellman provides interesting historical context for Bitcoin, a mania he likens to the Tulip Bulb craze in the 1600s. To read his article, click below.
In late January, we hosted two events in Austin for our clients and friends. We presented our investment themes and forecast for 2018. If you would like to view the presentation, click below.
Bitcoin has no shortage of true believers and naysayers. This InvestorPlace article presents the argument against Bitcoin as a real currency.
The new tax reform law has Americans asking what they should be doing right now to maximize the benefits. Paying next year’s state property tax this year is one thing we suggest clients consider – consult your tax adviser to see if that is right for you.
Investors are the most bearish they have been since the financial crisis – nearly 7 in 10 think that stocks are over-valued. This is a strong contrary indicator of future market direction.
Bitcoin has been getting a tremendous amount of media attention lately. See our post for an interesting interview with Cameron Winklevoss and a recommendation for a good book on the subject.
We continue to warn clients about risk to bond funds when interest rates rise. In this article, Morningstar discusses funds that may be especially vulnerable.
Elon Musk’s TESLA auto company is an enormous success. However, the company is burning cash at a furious pace and may need to dilute shareholders by issuing more stock. These are two reasons why we’re cautious on TESLA stock — Bloomberg clearly lays out the issues in this article…
For over two years we have been warning of the very elevated risk in bonds. Today former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan acknowledged this risk.
Many of our clients have questions about Social Security. It is a fact that women often outlive their spouses, yet many are unaware of the Social Security benefits to which they are entitled. Here are the top 10 Social Security benefits for women. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how these benefits affect your retirement planning.
A highly regarded polling firm released new data today confirming what the stock market has been saying since the US presidential election: Americans are very optimistic on their economic futures. The poll, released by IBD/Tipp, who have the best track record predicting recent presidential elections, reported today that their Economic Optimism Index rose to 54.8%…