The BEST Investment Newsletter

The BEST Investment Newsletter

This post was inspired by investors who tell me they use a newsletter to pick stocks, that diversification is for losers, and it’s easy to beat the market. Here’s a case study in what happens when you follow financial newsletters sent straight to your...
“The market” is NOT your portfolio

“The market” is NOT your portfolio

Years ago, a client sent me an e-mail. It simply stated: “Us down, the market up, why?” Why am I underperforming the ubiquitous “market”? I blame financial media. Fox. CNBC. MSNBC. Barron’s. Bloomberg. Money. Forbes. Dave Ramsey. Suze Orman. All of ‘em, for...
Re: “It’s not the right TIME to invest”

Re: “It’s not the right TIME to invest”

Is investing really all about timing? You wait for the right time: corrections, recessions, pull-backs, blow-ups, and inflection points. Then, BAM—you make hay, and get out. Do it again and again. That’s how investing works, right? Clichés like “time in...
Flipping Off The “Average Return”

Flipping Off The “Average Return”

Unmet expectations cause us distress. At times we lose perspective. When things are going well, we bask in the warm sunshine of +20% returns. But when it temporarily and inevitably floods worst-case -30% returns, we forget there are seasons. Return seasons. Sorry,...