Warning Signs of Untrustworthy Financial Advisors

A financial advisor that you feel you can trust is not automatically one who is trustworthy. Making that distinction can be crucial to your financial well-being. “Feeling” that a person is trustworthy or “listening to your gut” is not a safe...

Political Bets As Risky as Stock Market Timing

As an admitted political junkie, I am among the “fans” for whom a US Presidential election is similar to football’s Superbowl or soccer’s World Cup. This year, I found a way to combine my interest in politics and my competitive, entrepreneurial...

High Advisor Commissions for High-Risk Investments

Financial advisors who charge commissions are two to eight times more likely than those who charge fees to recommend risky investments. This is the finding of a survey done by the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) of 516 financial firms with...

2020 Third Quarter Investment Market Report

The investment results in September were certainly nothing to brag about, but overall the markets have done something interesting: large cap indices are up while small and midcap stocks have posted modest losses.  Given the persistent decline in the U.S. economy and...

Making Sense Of Confusing Stock Market Behavior

Watch this video on YouTube One of the most asked questions I get is, “Why is the stock market going up when the economy continues to get worse? This makes no logical sense.” More workers file for unemployment every week. Over 20% of our workforce is...

Is Your Portfolio At Risk From State Bankruptcy?

Watch this video on YouTube Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recently made headlines suggesting states might be better off declaring bankruptcy rather than expecting additional bail-out money from the federal government. Apparently, McConnell made his...