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Three Things Before You Retire

It just may be the biggest decision of your life, and there will be many things to consider before you retire. Here are three things almost every pre-retiree will have to think about before making their transition.

Big Oil?

In 1990 the energy sector represented 13.5% of the S&P 500. Today that number sits at 2%.  Fossil fuel companies are in uncharted waters and the seas don't appear to be getting any smoother.  In this blog post we examine where they've been and where they are headed.

The Transitory Debate

There has been a lot of talk in the financial press lately about inflation. Is it here to stay or is it transitory? In this blog post, we examine both sides of the debate. 

Shorting Stocks

Shorting a stock is not an investment, it is a bet. In this blog post we explore how this equity position works and why it is so risky. 

Don't Sleep on the Short-Term Goals

Financial planning is often focused on the goal of retirement, and for those who are close to giving their two-week notice, it may be the only goal. If you're in your 30's or 40's, however, you've likely got other fish to fry. For younger investors, setting specific short-term goals can help bring the long-term ones into focus.

When is Enough, Enough?

There isn't anything wrong with wanting more, unless the desire for more becomes greed. In some cases, what we perceive as greed is something else entirely: fear. 

Setting Sail for Retirement

A famous attorney named Dudley Field Malone once said that a good analogy is worth three hours of discussion. In this blog post, we try to show why that concept is especially true when it comes to financial planning.

Tech Stocks & International Markets

The US stock market has significantly outperformed international markets over the last decade. One reason for this is that the global technology sector has found a home in the states. Compared to other countries, the US share of tech stocks is double in some cases. 

Math is Hard

Numbers don't lie, but they sure can be confusing. In this blog post we discuss managing expectations when it comes to investment returns and how averages can be misleading. 

The Risk-Return Relationship

We take risks every day of our lives; some small, some large. But regardless of the size, the reason for taking a risk should - in most cases - be the same: Growth.