Better Than Net Worth….

What’s your net worth? What you’re probably thinking about right now has something to do with your money or investments, right? Makes sense. This is a money and investment blog. Below is a definition of “net worth” from Investopedia: An individual’s net worth is simply the value that is left after s/he subtracts her debt…

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13 Random Thoughts….

Burgess is in Amsterdam for the week and I’m playing Mr. Mom (read: less time for writing). Below are a handful of thoughts, quotes and questions that I’ve been jotting down over the past few weeks. — — — BONDS… “I wouldn’t own any. I don’t want to hold Treasuries now.”  Jamie Dimon, CEO of…

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The Bond Market in 7 Charts

The 30-Year US Treasury Bond Price

The US Municipal Bond Market (via ETF: MUB) Down -0.70% YTD (including dividends) Down -1.4% since July 2016 (including dividends) The 10-Year US Treasury Note Price Index Down -3.3% YTD Down -10.3% since July 2016 The 30-Year US Treasury Bond Price Index Down -6.3% YTD Down -19.26% since July 2016 The iShares 20+ Year Treasury…

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They’re Watching You…

The email below hit my inbox Sunday, September 2nd in the evening. The only thing I added was a link that he mentioned. — — — There were red flags. Which is an understatement. It’s not that I can’t recognize when somethings wrong… It’s just that… I didn’t know where to start. Losing half my…

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How To Live Anxiety Free

39%… That’s how many people finished. And the ones that finished looked mostly destroyed. Limping. Wincing. Mostly with that 1,000 yard stare on their face. They’d been tested at a deep level. The finish line was more of a graveyard of depleted souls. And. These. Were. The. Ones. That. Finished. So what was the race?…

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A Weakening Market According To Goldman Sachs, Time To Sell?

“Quickly Address Mistakes, Or You’ll Stop Learning.” Ben Hardy But what if people don’t know they’re making mistakes? Or what if they don’t know what those mistakes are? Or even worse, what if people think the source of their mistakes are other people? AND what if one of those mistakes was watching the news? Perhaps…

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Five Charts that Define 2018

crystal ball

The stock market is the closest thing we have to a crystal ball. The stock market bottomed in April 1942 a full three years before the Allied Forces beat Germany/Japan in WWII. How did it know to bottom and then move up 135% three years before the war ended? The stock market only had three…

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These 15 Pictures Will Teach You More Than Any P/E Ratio

  “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” Sir Ken Robins Though Sir Ken’s quote has to do with education and learning. I find a lot of truth in it when it comes to investing. Investors are so afraid to be a little wrong that they end up…

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Sex, Marriage and Your Stock Market Performance

The Stock Market Doesn’t Reward You For What You Know, But For What You Do Tell me if you also agree with this math… If you are married and the sex is bad, then bad sex is 90% of the marital problems. But if the sex is good, or at least good enough then sex…

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The Day I Finally Understood Investing

monty python

These two minutes and fifty five seconds will teach you more about investing than reading 100 books. Enjoy.   Here’s the point… Knowing when you’re wrong is a key skill when growing and protecting money. But people rarely talk about it. So let me ask, at what point if you own stocks will you know…

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