12 11, 2020

This Time It’s Personal

By |2020-11-12T22:05:52+00:00November 12th, 2020|World Market Update|0 Comments

Grrr. Will the COVID crisis ever end? Photo: NIH/NIAID. Source: Flikr. CC-BY-2.0. I’m sick of this disease. I’m sick of the masks, the restrictions, the constant drumbeat in the news. I’m sick of the fear that family members will get infected. I’m sick, sick, sick of [...]

1 06, 2020

Managing Stress in Stressful Times

By |2020-06-01T22:52:02+00:00June 1st, 2020|World Market Update|0 Comments

Photo: Nick YoungsonCC BY-SA 3.0Alpha Stock Images Is the market stressing you out? For millions, the Covid-19 crisis has been a source of financial heartburn. Maybe you’ve been furloughed or lost your job. Maybe you’re busier than ever and feel burned out. Investors in [...]

6 04, 2020

Investing in a Time of Crisis

By |2020-05-12T21:20:04+00:00April 6th, 2020|World Market Update|0 Comments

It’s become a truism to say that you “should be greedy when others are fearful, and fearful when others are greedy.” Such sentiments have always been encouraged, from Biblical times to the present. Rudyard Kipling’s poem “If” celebrates the person who can keep their head, when [...]

14 03, 2020

Managing Risk, Accepting Returns

By |2020-05-12T21:23:09+00:00March 14th, 2020|World Market Update|0 Comments

People think of investing as managing money. But it’s really about managing risk. Risk is the chance that something bad will happen. When we invest, we don’t want bad things to happen to our money. So we try to avoid excessively risky situations. The problem is, [...]

14 03, 2020

Valuation, Cashflow, and Cash

By |2020-05-12T21:24:33+00:00March 14th, 2020|World Market Update|0 Comments

Cash is king! Cashflow determines what a business is worth. When investors put money into a company – whether it’s private, public, high tech, or old school, they want a return on their capital. Those returns come from cash the business can sustainably generate from their [...]

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