Personal benchmarks

 Listen to “In My Opinion”  I can still feel the doorjamb pressed hard against the back of my head, each move causing a painful tug against an errant strand of hair. But I wanted to be there, and I strained to stretch my body upward, fighting the urge to...
Do you have bull market amnesia?

Do you have bull market amnesia?

Listen to “In My Opinion” I had never shared this with anyone. But in that quiet time, as I went through my exercise routine with my trainer, I opened up to him. “Have you ever heard of exercise amnesia?” I asked. He said he hadn’t and asked what it was. I...
Leaving investors in the dark?

Leaving investors in the dark?

Listen to “In My Opinion” Forty million people were left in the dark over the weekend in South America. In a colossal power grid failure, electrical services in Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay shut down for two days, leaving the country without both light...
What to do when bad equals good for investors

What to do when bad equals good for investors

Listen to “In My Opinion” They say a broken mirror earns you seven years of bad luck. That makes sense—something bad yields something bad. Then why do we so often say in finance that when something bad happens it is good for the markets? In fact, it seems...