For years, I have spoken about the importance of dividends as a component of potentially increasing long-term wealth. Dividends are one of the tenants of our investment philosophy and one aspect of our strategies we pay particular attention. Dividends matter, a lot. As a refresher, dividends are a result of corporations earning more money and [...]
“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.” ~ General George S. Patton The heard is often wrong. As the name indicates, Herding Behavior is a phenomenon observed in the animal kingdom. Schools of fish, giant herds of antelope and elephants demonstrate this behavior - acting in unison, as if choreographed, moving from water [...]
In trying to judge how an economy is performing, there are several indicators that can be analyzed. Some are leading indicators - those that measure growth and expansion i.e. people doing better financially; new orders for capital goods (cars, refrigerators, home improvement projects) et cetera. Some are lagging indicators - those that you see somewhat [...]
Every year, millions of Americans resolve to get their financial house in order. Then, as the year slips away, so do their good intentions. Sound familiar? If so, don't give up. Maybe you just need a different approach. Here is your mid-year reminder! This month-by-month financial checklist focuses on specific financial tasks. If you manage [...]
I had the opportunity to spend some time with BlackRock’s Daniel Daniel, CFA, CMT Director, Senior Investor on BlackRock’s Global Allocation Fund. We explored technology and the developing landscape in global technology. From self driving cars, to human brain power, technology is impacting everything we do and experience. Exciting times to be alive ...
When I was a young kid living in West Texas (El Paso to be exact), I remember having these wonderful dirt clod wars with my friends. During these “wars,” your closest friend became your enemy for an hour or so. The fort you built was your safe haven as dirt flew. You learned quickly positioning [...]
Remember when you were a kid? Summer life was fairly simple. Life happened day-to-day. When you wanted something, it was rather immediate - not in a week let alone a year or longer. I think that every parent has said, “Be patient child.” I know I have! I remember my parents telling me, “patience is [...]
The end is near. This can’t go on forever. The bubble will burst! This time it will be different! The fable of Henny Penny, more commonly known as Chicken Little, comes to mind. The folk tale involves a chicken who believes the world is coming to an end - “The Sky is Falling!” The hysterical [...]