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This week Danielle and I dive back into the Berkshire Hathaway Meeting and continue discussing Buffett’s tools for getting a pulse on the market. We also touch on EBITA, Buffett’s legacy, and why you really don’t need a financial advisor. Read more.
When you start investing, it is best to choose companies that have value to you.
Investing is not just about finding businesses at really good prices, but about understanding when to enter or exit the market. To aid in your understanding, I have compiled a list of essential investing tools that anyone buying or selling stocks should know about.
Inflation is something that many people completely forget to factor in when calculating how much money they’re going to need for retirement. Most people tend to assume that if you want to live on say, $50,000 a year for the rest of your life you need to multiply that number by 30 years and that’s how much you need. What they don’t take into account is inflation. This means that to retire, you may need much more than you think. The small percentage may not seem like a lot, but over time, it adds up.
Inflation can be detrimental to your retirement if you don’t take it into account. Let’s discuss how inflation is stealing your money. Read more.
It’s time to get past the rancor and mud-slinging that characterizes American politics when it’s at its worst and take a look at how a Trump victory might impact the country and thereby the investment weather we’ll be working in. And I want to start this off properly in the best way: This commentary is Read more.
“Our favorite stock holding period is forever.” – Warren Buffett
I want to talk to you about some of the best advice I’ve ever received from one of my favorite investors, Warren Buffett. The key to successful investing is buying a great company when it’s on sale and then holding it for long periods of time. Read more.
The stock market has an amazing track record at calling presidential elections.
The publisher of InvesTech Research, James Stack, wrote that in the 22 presidential elections since 1928 (the year the S&P 500 index started) 14 elections saw gains in the S&P 500 index in the three months leading up to the election (August, September, and October). Read more.
Rule #1 investing isn’t a value system, it’s an investing strategy, but it works better if you’re fighting for something you truly believe in. It helps when you’re investing in something you admire, are in favor of, or want to promote in the world. The best fights and the best investments you’ll ever make are Read more.
One of the defining principles of American government is that it is the most important role of government to provide justice for the rich and poor alike. For that reason, the American image of justice is a woman in a flowing robe, blinded, holding a scale and a double-edged sword. Read more.
Are there benefits of diversification? What if you split up your capital across 3-5 different companies in different industries? Not talking about a basket of 20 stocks, but doesn’t some diversification make sense? Read more.