It has been a newsworthy week in both politics and markets. To me, politics is usually of little significance, as are the daily market swings surrounding them. Over time, the market goes up, despite politicians’ attempts to get in the way. Politicians are gnats that responsible people have to swat at, but in the long run that is the extent of their impact. Good finance is all about having a long-term view that finds value and manages risk. Continue reading “Finance Friday #7: Retail Revolution”
Category: Finance Friday
Eur breaking up with me?!
Maybe I’m too much of an optimist, but I’m not too worried about a Euro breakup, a Trump trade war, North Korea, etc. Geopolitical conflicts have gone on for a long time. The market is notorious for overreacting to geopolitical news when it comes to stock prices in the short term, but eventually corporations and their investors still earn their money in the end. Continue reading “Finance Friday #6: Breakups”
Just because the economy is good doesn’t mean you should act like it. If you load up on debt to buy stuff, you are taking a huge risk. Debt is the spending of future earnings plus interest. What if those future earnings don’t happen? Continue reading “Finance Friday #5: Risk”
Inverse correlation charts just look so cool… Continue reading “Finance Friday #4: Shark Attack”
Volatility is back, not only in market prices, but in the way we look at everything. The market is getting nervous, and competition is heating up. Continue reading “Finance Friday #3: Winners & Losers”
On Monday you read the first edition of the new weekly economics digest. Today is the first investing digest. Check in every week for “Market Monday” and “Finance Friday” in addition to the original finance, economics, and business articles that I post in between. Continue reading “Finance Friday #1: Dividends”