Not so exciting to day-traders is the rationale for why time invested surmounts all other trading strategies. Calendar year returns define the bonus size of portfolio managers and sends the wrong message to investors who have decade(s) of time on the...

Last weekend I attended the Technical Securities Analysts Association (TSAA) of San Francisco annual conference, hosted by talented money managers that I’ve followed and befriended for the last 10 years. The first presenter, Craig Johnson, Chief Mark...

After a rough couple of weeks in the equity markets, it was easy to forget that we recently reached new highs in the S&P 500 and the chance for a major correction remained low. Nevertheless, novice investors got spooked due to the “inverted yield-cur...

Two of three floors in a building in Chelsea, Manhattan, there are standing desks, dogs, and cold brew on tap. This is Betterment HQ, the home of the startup that is taking on the Wall Street old guard. They are also my technology partner, back-offic...

It’s common to hear that we’re “overdue” for a recession. 11 years after the Great Financial Crisis, we’ve only seen double-digit growth in most years, and an eager willingness to conform to this sense of false reality. Now, suddenly, news breaks out...

As U.S. companies struggle to find local talent, they continue to import labor from overseas. There are just not enough software engineers, for example, in the U.S. to meet demand and it’s a boom for foreigners eager to have a career in the states. I...

The most important powers of a country’s central bank are how they set the short-term interest rate and monetary policy. The U.S. Federal Reserve may initiate a 0.5% rate cut this week and the European Central Bank (ECB) is also launching a significa...

There's a new emerging threat to the global economy: Trump's tariffs. The U.S. is set to impose a 25% tariff on China and Mexico as of last Friday. American consumers will face the burden of increased costs far more than the exporting countries, even...

With the news consisting mainly of looming tariffs and movement toward a possible presidential impeachment, what was less apparent but something equally perilous was the European Union parliamentary elections taking place during the rise of populism...

Investing in a company's equity, i.e. buying stock, is the riskiest yet most advantageous position you can put yourself in. There's no other financial force that can take your investment and turn it into an unlimited potential profit. However, everyo...

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