New strategies with a pandemic puppy

New strategies with a pandemic puppy

It’s been 51 years since we have brought a new puppy into our household. Don’t get me wrong. We love dogs and have had quite a number over the years. But it took five decades—during which we rescued many young adult dogs—before we decided we would try adopting a...

Market Update 8/24/20

The major indexes posted mixed performance last week. The NASDAQ finished the week up 2.65%, the S&P 500 gained 0.72%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index lost 1.61%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield fell 8...

Market Update 8/17/20

The major stock market indexes finished up last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 2%, the S&P 500 Index rose 0.7%, the NASDAQ Composite gained 0.08%, and the Russell 2000 small-capitalization index gained 0.55%. The 10-year Treasury bond yield rose 17...
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...
2020: A master class in behavioral finance

2020: A master class in behavioral finance

This year has been somewhat like a master class, or real-time laboratory, in illustrating some classic concepts of behavioral finance in a compressed time frame. Think about it. Investor emotions and behavior have been on a roller-coaster ride throughout 2020—unlike...