What are Inferior Goods? 2 Stocks with Potential Durability for a Recession (or Depression)

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)

The Sleep Easy Portfolio: Did Asset Allocation Work During the Coronavirus Market Crash?

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?

Seven Key Differences Between Investors and Traders

Are you a trader or an investor? If you’re new to the stock market this question might seem trivial, but it’s important that you’re clear on the distinction. Many investors make mistakes by taking on the behavior of traders, and many traders often lose money when mistakenly acting like investors. Investors enter positions for long-term … Continue reading Seven Key Differences Between Investors and Traders

What happened to Luckin Coffee? A big blow in its attempt to knock off Starbucks in China

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

Hiding Places: Profitable ETFs During the Coronavirus Bear Market

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

What is the Purpose of a Circuit Breaker for the 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?

Robinhood Support: How to Contact Robinhood If You Have a Problem

Robinhood Customer Support: Best Contact Methods at a Glance1. Website: Create a ticket at the following link: http://robinhood.com/support2. In-app: Select "Contact Us" in app, follow instructions. 3. Email: Send an email to: support@robinhood.com4. Twitter: Robinhood offers limited support at @AskRobinhood on Twitter. 5. Phone number: Robinhood does not offer live phone support. Call (650) 940-2700 … Continue reading Robinhood Support: How to Contact Robinhood If You Have a Problem

The Most Hated Stocks of 2020

Tesla has yet to introduce autonomous flying vehicles but that hasn’t stopped the stock from taking off to new heights this month. As individual investors on Robinhood, catching the move that Tesla has made recently is all of our dreams. It’s also a “cool” company that most of us enjoy talking about. The CEO even … Continue reading The Most Hated Stocks of 2020

What happened to McDonald’s pizza? Our journey to the last location still selling it

In the 1980's, McDonald's was on its long quest of fast food domination and thriving at it. A few years back, I watched The Founder starring Michael Keaton as Ray Croc, the brains behind the rapid expansion of McDonald's. The film really puts into perspective how the chain changed American, and global, dining habits forever. … Continue reading What happened to McDonald’s pizza? Our journey to the last location still selling it