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Looking at Floor Five Years Out

Most folks think investing is about picking stocks and dodging in and out of the market before the roof falls in. Maybe with play money. In real life, investing is about figuring out your life goals, how to pay for them, and then designing an investment approach that will get you to a successful outcome, […]

Not-Diversification—Two is Better than One, Right?

ANTONIO Believe me, no: I thank my fortune for it, My ventures are not in one bottom trusted, Nor to one place; nor is my whole estate Upon the fortune of this present year: Therefore, my merchandise makes me not sad. SALARINO Why, then you are in love. –Act I, Scene I Venice. A street, […]

Goals-based Planning and Using the Market

Few of us have a very complete understanding of what investing is. We may think about it as being smart or lucky enough to pick the right stocks (“winners”) so that our money grows and grows. We may follow our gut or some guru (the wackier the better, apparently), looking for maximum return or yield. […]

The Nobel Prize for Market Contradictions

With it’s recent awards to economists Gene Fama, Robert Shiller, and Lars Peter Hansen, the Nobel committee appears to have come to a conclusion, of sorts, that the markets are irrationally efficient. F. Scott Fitzgerald suggested the ability to hold two opposite ideas in mind at the same time and still be able to function […]

Lifetime Investing, Part Two—The Savings Phase

In part one I discussed the four phases of a lifetime savings and investment plan and how investing during the retirement income phase is driven by the strength of your household balance sheet, not by the need to beat the market or stretch for yield. The stronger your balance sheet, the more risk capacity you […]

Investing Isn’t Step One

I’ve written ten posts in this series about lifetime financial and retirement planning so far, and have yet to talk about how to invest your savings. I could say in a word, “carefully,” but there’s much more to it than that. It starts with understanding what investing is, why you should invest, and how it matches […]