There are steps that every investor can take to prevent being forced to sit on the bench and miss the opportunities that stocks can deliver. As in football, preventive measures can help.
This week we will no doubt see photos in the press of President Trump announcing the annual pardoning of a lucky turkey. Unfortunately for most turkeys, but fortunate for most of the rest of us, this Thursday, the fate of the average turkey is not to be pardoned.
The media is under attack from many sources today. We hear the cries of “bias” and “fake news” not only daily but many times throughout the day.
Like on the set of a Quentin Tarantino movie, the bodies are piling up in the financial-services industry. Few days go by when we do not see yet another obituary posted.
There was quite a stir in the financial blogosphere last week over the “death” of the 60-40 balanced portfolio. The portfolio of 60% stocks and 40% bonds has long been the “safe” portfolio for moderate investors.