Apple (AAPL) made headlines recently for continuing to post strong numbers even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The company also announced that its Board of Directors approved a four-for-one stock split. So what does this mean? You might be under the impression that a stock split is a move utilized for companies that are in financial … Continue reading What is the Difference Between a Stock Split and Reverse Stock Split?
If you pay attention to the the asset management industry long enough you will notice trends that come and go as the companies that profit from offering investments come up with new ways to “mark up” the assets they offer by making something that is pretty simple seem more complex. Before the financial crisis global … Continue reading How to Buy ESG Stocks on Robinhood
Pretty much everything about Robinhood’s user experience is visually appealing, and that includes its logo and app icon. The Robinhood logo features an upward arrow within a feather, in reference to the folkloric character the app is named after who wore a feather in his hat. The light green logo certainly provides those who encounter … Continue reading Robinhood Logo: What Robinhood’s Design Choices Mean For You
In the battle between passive and active investing, there has been one clear winner in the past decade. Passively managed index funds now account for a majority of assets under management in the ETF and mutual fund space. The reason for passive investing’s triumph over the past decade has many contributing factors, but probably one … Continue reading How to Select an Actively Managed Mutual Fund: Akre Focus Fund Case Study
You can be a successful long-term investor in one of two modes: passive or active. Passive investors tend to look at the research related to investment transaction costs and the challenges of beating the market over the long-term and put their investments on “autopilot” by selecting solid index funds over the long-term with a reasonable … Continue reading Michael Steinhardt: How Successful Investors Perceive Things Differently
In a recent post, we talked about the difference between investors and traders, and everything in this post will apply to investors. That is to say, the content of this post applies to people interested in a longer term position in stocks of three or more years. With the historic bull run that the United … Continue reading What are Inferior Goods? 2 Stocks with Potential Durability for a Recession (or Depression)
In February we introduced a concept called The Sleep Easy Portfolio: How to Sleep Easy in Any Market Environment With Just Four ETFs. We had no idea that a historic market crash and ensuing bear market was right around the corner as a result of a global pandemic. While the news has been pretty terrible … Continue reading The Sleep Easy Portfolio: Did Asset Allocation Work During the Coronavirus Market Crash?
Update: On April 7, 2020, NASDAQ halted trading of Luckin Coffee (LK) indefinitely.Update: On May 11, 2020, Luckin Coffee's Board fired CEO Jenny Qian Zhiya, and COO Jian Liu.Driven by a tech savvy strategy combined with efficiently laid out stores, Luckin Coffee went from a concept in late 2017 to having more store locations in … Continue reading What happened to Luckin Coffee? A big blow in its attempt to knock off Starbucks in China
In a recent piece on building a portfolio that can withstand any market environment, we discussed how many considered a 100% stock portfolio as the place to be during the last ten years. Then came a global pandemic and oil price war that set stocks back about 30% year to date. Disappointingly, other asset classes … Continue reading Hiding Places: Profitable ETFs During the Coronavirus Bear Market
On Monday, March 9, 2020 something that rarely happens took place. When the S&P500 dropped 7% within 3 minutes of the markets open, it triggered a 15 minute closure of the market known as a circuit breaker. The equities and options exchanges, according to the New York Stock Exchange, have procedures to kick in a … Continue reading What is the Purpose of a Circuit Breaker for the Market?