Month: July 2022

Why I Get Excited Watching Paint Dry

It was a brutal week in June… The Nasdaq was already in a bear market, down more than 20%. The Federal Reserve hiked rates earlier in the week, and the market fell further. By the end of the week, the major indexes fell another 5%. Investors were no longer talking about the returns on their…

Peloton Was an “Industry Disruptor”… Until It Fell 95%

Today’s Army is more rewarding than my Army. New recruits get enlistment bonuses up to $50,000. That’s on top of regular pay. Some career soldiers qualify for more than $80,000. (Back in my day, we got nothing.) My stepson recently collected his bonus, and decided to start trading with all that new money. When it…

Buy Stocks Like a Costco Shopper

I love shopping at Costco. I’ve been a member since 2011. Sometimes, I go there just to just walk the aisles. I can’t resist a good bargain. I dance the jig when I buy something I want when it goes on sale. Just the other day, I bought two Lucky Brand T-shirts. For $11 each,…

This Saved You From the Worst of the Dotcom Bubble

Twenty years ago, the market was recovering from one of the worst declines in history. The dot-com crash wiped out nearly $5 trillion in market wealth from 2000 to 2002. And at an annual conference in Wyoming, Alan Greenspan had the unenviable job of defending the Fed.     The former Chairman was famous for “Fed…

Stocks to Make All-Time Highs

I guarantee you this… Eventually, stock prices will stop falling. And once they do, they’ll recover to all-time highs. Just like they’ve done after every sell-off — 100% of the time. Over the long term, the S&P 500 will be materially higher. But if you press me as to when that will be, I haven’t…

Trade the Next Market Bubble With This Simple Formula

Sir Isaac Newton changed the world. Newton set out to explain the laws of motion. In order to do that, he needed a new math. So he created calculus. Unlike most math, this wasn’t just theory. Newton used calculus to project the paths of planets and comets. He proved the earth revolves around the sun…

Options Arena: Expat Edition

Fair warning… You might be tempted to call me “unpatriotic” after you read this week’s Arena. But you’d be wrong. I’ve lived in America my entire life. And for all its issues, I still think it’s the greatest country to live and prosper in the world. We take freedoms for granted that countless people risk…

Crypto: Single Best Bull Market

Today is the day! The final episode of my ABCs of this bull market. C = crypto. OK. If you know me, you know I have a twisted history with crypto. I was actually a crypto bear in the beginning. (You never hear that, right?!) But after talking to Ian Dyer and doing more research,…

Low Risk AND 90% Returns

At this point in my life, I can’t risk large losses. I have three young kids. These kids need to go to college one day, so they can move out. That means I have three rounds of college tuition (and a very late midlife crisis) ahead of me. If I want to fund those, I…

Why It’s Actually a Wonderful Time to Invest

Why It’s Actually a Wonderful Time to Invest

It feels like the worst time to be an investor… Inflation has reached a new 40-year high. And the stock market is still taking a beating. So, many investors are selling their stocks and hiding under their beds right now. They’re waiting for the coast to be clear again. But that’s the biggest mistake you…