Noisy Fallacies

February 19, 2024

Clear thinking is a necessary component of successful investing, but some fallacies can be difficult to detect. Here is a common example. A recent segment on CNBC titled “What Happens if $6T in Cash on the Sidelines Comes Into the…

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Super Fun

February 12, 2024

This past weekend, the eyes of most Americans (and many people across the world) were fixed on Las Vegas. The self-styled ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’ hosted what is arguably the largest single sporting event of the year: the Super…

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Planning Updates for 2024

February 5, 2024

The new year brings tax and retirement changes. Here is a summary of the most relevant and a look forward to the very important changes that are ‘on the books’ to take effect in 2026. 2024 Changes Income Tax Newly…

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Snake Oil

January 29, 2024

1/29/2024 Snake oil was a thing. More specifically, “Stanley’s snake oil” was offered by the Rattlesnake King, Clark Stanley. I suspect Stanley’s customers knew the oil would not work but were sucked in by false hope, and the sales pitch.…

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Oddball ETFs

January 22, 2024

1/22/2024 This month, the SEC approved 11 new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) created to track the performance of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. The approval process took over a decade. Cryptocurrency has long been known for its volatility and highly technical nature, which…

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