Blog – 2 Column

Why “Short Selling” a Stock Can Save Your Investments

Imagine for a moment that at the end of 2022, you made the decision to take a month off from the stock market. You’d had enough of the frustrations that bear markets always bring. You simply wanted to clear your head, vowing to reassess the state of the markets at the end of January. So,…

Long-Term vs. Short-Term Investing Strategies

Today, I want to share with you a truly unpopular opinion I hold. No financial advisor would dare say it. Many would be afraid to share it with their colleagues. And you’ll probably think I’m nuts when you hear it. But here goes… An investor shouldn’t think for the long term. Doing so robs you…

5 Reasons to Buy Small-Cap Stocks During a Bear Market

“It’s been an ideal period for investors: A climate of fear is their best friend.” That quote comes from Berkshire Hathaway’s 2009 annual report. This report, written by Warren Buffett, came just months after the end of a massive stock market crash. It contained some timeless advice: Those who invest only when commentators are upbeat…

Why Investing In Strong Leaders Makes You More Money

This week in The Banyan Edge Podcast, we separate winners from losers. That is, finding winning businesses with strong leaders and even stronger books… And weeding out the losing ones, which need a decade-plus of cheap credit just to keep the lights on. If you ask me, there are few investors — if any — that…

My “Unpatriotic” Investing Plan

Today we need to talk about something you might find hard to confront: home-country bias. For most of us, that means preferring to invest in U.S. stocks and not bother with other global markets. Right now, I believe it’s a mistake to hold this bias. I’ve looked at the data … and my conclusion is you should…

Big Tech Has a Big Earnings Problem

Fidelity recently reported that average retirement account balance fell 23% last year. That’s 23% of your money. The money you saved for your retirement … your grandchildren … your legacy. Almost a quarter of it was wiped out last year. That hurts. And you’re not alone. I, just like you, have seen the wealth in my long-term accounts drop…

Here’s How to Reward Your Future Self

The speed is uncertain but the destination is known. This bear market will END. And there’s one thing you need to be a successful investor in 2023… The proper temperament. It’s so important that I’m sending you this message from my family trip all the way from the Judean Hills in Israel. Most investors think they aren’t…

Is the Federal Reserve Engineering a Recession?

The Federal Reserve is running a con game. Strong words, I know. Especially for a trusted arm of the government… The Fed was established in 1913 to address a few problems — banking panics, the United States’ money supply, system risks in financial markets — you name it. To this day, its goals are to maximize employment, stabilize prices and maintain…