Cultivating the weeds

Cultivating the weeds

Along with jigsaw puzzle purchases, the number of new people engaging in gardening has increased this year, as we spend more time at home due to the pandemic. As Rutgers University professor, Joel Flagler explains it, “There are certain, very stabilizing forces in...

Market Update 7/15/20

The major stock market indexes finished mixed last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.9%, the S&P 500 Index rose 1.7%, the NASDAQ Composite climbed 4.0%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index lost 0.6%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield fell 3...

The pitfalls of DIY investing

Businesses around the world have seen their sales dry up as people have restricted their movement in the wake of the pandemic. There has been much talk about how Amazon and other online retailers have bucked the trend. Another segment of the retail marketplace has...
5 facts common to stress and investment risk

5 facts common to stress and investment risk

For most of us, “stress” is considered a bad word (and maybe an ever-present word these days). When we stress about work or relationships, we usually feel miserable. In the same way, “risk” is viewed as bad by investors. I think many would agree that when we think of...

Market Update 6/22/20

The major stock market indexes gained last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.0%, the S&P 500 Index rose 1.9%, the NASDAQ Composite climbed 3.7%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index advanced 2.2%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield fell 2...