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Imagine that you are the happy owner of a stock, which you bought around $10 per share. You are convinced that the stock will rise to at least double what you paid, maybe more, in the near to intermediate term. Experts on CNBC are as impressed as you are about the stoc...

Today’s market conditions are not much different than they were a month ago. I do not have any particular insights to offer, although I would mention that stocks continue to be attractive investments over the long-term. Given the multi-year period of rising prices that...

The stock market acts in unpredictable ways over the short-term, which is why it is generally advisable to invest only long-term savings in stocks. What is a person to do with short-term savings, such as an emergency fund, so as to earn a little interest while it sits...

Tax season is here, so I thought it might be a good idea to review the different tax treatments for a few common account types where stocks or other investments are held. We’ll also look at how the 1099 document can make your life easier when it comes time to file.

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In 1977, Nike ran an advertisement showing a lone man on a rural road. The image was still, but clearly the man was not. He was moving. Forward. Plugging away. Putting one foot in front of the other. Putting the past behind him. Below the photograph were five words in...

I was recently interviewed by the folks at the Cedar Rapids Marketplace. We discussed how I got started with investing, what a typical day looks like, and (of course) the stock market! Click the link to read the full article:

   

https://www.cedarrapidsmarketplace.c...

Bitcoin has generated an amazing amount of buzz recently. According to Google Trends, web searches for the term “cryptocurrency” have increased nearly 10,000% over the past year. The press is reporting avid interest on the part of investors - not just large institution...

It’s been said that the key to a good marriage is low expectations. I’m not sure that’s true, but it brings me around to the stock market. If you are going to be invested in stocks for the long term (which is the best way to invest), it’s kind of like a marriage. If yo...

Thirty years ago, on Black Monday, October 19, 1987, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stock index fell 508 points, or 22.6% – still the largest single-day percentage drop in stock market history. 

   

If a 22.6% crash were to happen today, the Dow would move lower b...

Summary: Interest rates have long been dropping, making it unaffordable for all but the rich to live off interest income. Investors who are looking toward a future retirement, as well as those who help people plan for retirement, need to carefully consider how to adjus...

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