Trump Tariffs-Round 2

Trump announced overnight that he wants another $100 billion in tariffs on China in order to counter the tariffs they levied against us because of the tariffs we put on them.  Whew… still with me?  I’m going to give you my opinion on where I think the market could go...

The Trade War

Every day, I turn the TV on that hangs on the wall in my office.  I have CNBC on all day long, and while the average person might think that having the volume turned all the way down might be strange, I do it for a reason.  The vast majority of what you see on the...

Happy Anniversary, Bull Market!

This week marks the 9th anniversary since the bottom of The Great Recession.  There will be some that suggest we have already experienced two crashes since then: The subsequent 60-day drop in the market following the U.S. Treasury downgrade in 2011, and/or The...

Bitcoin, College Savings, etc

I’m going to apologize in advance because this week’s commentary is going to be a hodge-podge grab bag of an article.  First, let’s talk about Bitcoin… Cryptocurrencies have gone pretty quiet since the huge crash that took place between December and the beginning of...

Now THAT Is Volatility

Volatility is part of investing, but volatility is not RISK.  Risk is losing money in long, drawn-out market crashes.  However, without the proper mindset and behavioral training, market volatility can cause stress like no other.  Take for instance, the following two...