Week In Review 6/21/2020

So let’s take a look at what was happening in business news this week: JC Penney kicks off liquidation sales at 136 stores this week – CNBC Norwegian stock plunges after cruises put on hold through September – Market Watch Extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits runs out next month. Here’s how to prepare –… Read More »

When Is It Time To Invest In Treasury Bonds?

Since it is Saturday, I thought I would talk about another alternate investment: Treasuries. A Treasury Note or Bond is a loan from you to the U.S. Government. You buy a bond for $1000, hold it until maturity, then you get your $1000 back. In the mean time, you are collecting a dividend. That is… Read More »

Here Is A Plan Of Action To Save More Money

There is only two ways to put more money into savings: make more or spend less. You may have trouble doing either. This blog post is designed to give you actual tasks, expenses to look at, and mindset changes that may help you start to build your savings account. Why Do You Want To Save… Read More »

Has Warren Buffett Lost His Touch?

Warren Buffett is #4 on Forbes Richest People In The World (CBS News). Period. End of Story. He is worth $67.5 billion all by himself, separate from his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway. Much of what we talk about here has to do with what Warren Buffett and others have been able to do consistently over decades.… Read More »

Do You Have The Temperament Of A Stock Investor?

It’s Tuesday and time for a Warren Buffett quote: “The most important quality for an investor is temperament, not intellect. You need a temperament that neither derives great pleasure from being with the crowd or against the crowd.” (Motley Fool) What Is Temperament? Merriam-Webster defines temperament as a “characteristic or habitual inclination or mode of… Read More »

Ready To Buy GE or WMT? Watch This First

Please note that I do not own either GE or Walmart (WMT) stock. In this video, I go through my quick evaluation of both stocks using their financials. Most companies report financials about once per quarter so you have the chance that your information can be a little stale. Still, it is the best public… Read More »

Week In Review 6/14/2020

Let’s start with a little financial market review this week: Tesla Shares Surpass $1,000 On Semi Truck Production Memo – Tech Crunch Restaurants Parse Extensive And Conflicting Guidance As They Reopen – WSJ $410 Million Mega Millions Winning Ticket Sold In Arizona – USA Today Jim Cramer: The lesson from Wall Street’s biggest sell-off since… Read More »

Should I Make A Big Bet Within My Portfolio?

You own stock in 10 companies that you know very well (or should). Do you buy each in equal dollar amounts? What if you know, really know, based on its financials or some other logical factor that one company stands the best chance of growing quickly? Is there anything so wrong with making it 15%… Read More »