Economy and Investing

Written By: Dave Yeske, CFP® and Lauren Stansell, CFP®  Back in August of 2015 markets around the world had gotten choppy after a period of extended calm and some were asking what was up and what was next. We offered the Weekend Chart Challenge as…

Topics: Economy and Investing

In Jason Zweig’s latest Wall Street Journal offering “The ‘Dumb’ Money Is Bailing on U.S. Stocks. That’s Smart.” he makes the case that “now more than ever, investors need to consider investing in overseas stock markets.” His argument is based on the observation that no…

Topics: Economy and Investing

If you asked a room of 100 people to define the “perfect” investment, you may not get 100 answers, but you’d certainly get more than one. And more than one answer may be correct! The criteria for judging the merits of an investment include the…

Topics: Economy and Investing

As was surely inevitable, volatility has returned to the markets after an historically quiescent couple of years. As this is being written, markets in Europe are down nearly 5% after a similar drop in the US on Monday. What should we make of this and…

Topics: Economy and Investing