Relative strength is a measure that helps investors evaluate investments relative to the general market. By many standards, we are now in a bear market, however, some equity groups have seen relative strength during the midst of constant and dramatic...

After a 20% decline from all-time highs in the S&P 500 within only a couple of weeks, it’s hard to imagine a return to normalcy. There definitely is a new normal forming, rife with volatility and a fast rush to safe assets in the face of bad news. So...

It’s never a pleasant sight to see markets behave in an unlikely way, by going down. Over the last decade of positive returns investors have become complacent and have forgotten what investing is really all about: staying invested over the long-term...

The art world is getting even busier. I recently attended one of the most popular art fairs, Frieze, which debuted contemporary works in Los Angeles recently. The best pieces were bought by local celebs, collectors, and gallerists on the first night,...

You wouldn’t know it by going to a coffee shop but coffee prices are actually freefalling. In the L.A. coffee shop that I frequent, an espresso costs $4.11, including taxes. I have it in mind to explain to them that the wholesale cost of their coffee...

The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was passed late last year and set in motion real changes for how you will manage their retirement going forward. Here is a break-down of the changes and thoughts for managing the...

The SP500 returned 19% in 2017, -6% in 2018, and 29% in 2019. Technically, stocks are likely to continue to rise another 6% to 3,420, which is the symmetrical opposite to the Dec 2018 low. If this high is reached, the risk of a correction is stronges...

Should you put your money in stocks or real estate has been the question of generations but there should by now be enough evidence to point us toward an answer. Keep in mind that basic principals of keeping your investments diversified, understanding...

This is the second year of the so-called, “Trump Tax Cuts” aka Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted at the beginning of 2018. Controversies around these cuts, other than adding to the national debt, is that it capped itemized deductions to $10,000, includi...

The World Bank’s 2019 annual report summarizes the continued struggle with its mission on ending extreme poverty while remaining optimistic and diligent in a few key areas. Their mission is “to advance shared prosperity and end extreme poverty” and t...

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