How to Select an Actively Managed Mutual Fund: Akre Focus Fund Case Study

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

Michael Steinhardt: How Successful Investors Perceive Things Differently

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

Adjusting to the New Reality: Chuck E. Cheese in the COVID-19 Era

Photo: BroStocks Media. I was doing my biweekly grocery pick up when I saw a rather striking site across the plaza, an empty Chuck E. Cheese's parking lot with big writing on the windows: $5 PIZZA. It was in that tacky writing you see on the back of a midsize SUV or minivan that says … Continue reading Adjusting to the New Reality: Chuck E. Cheese in the COVID-19 Era

Lessons from Market Wizards: How to Use Your Beliefs to Reach Any Goal

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At BroStocks we are all about aspiring to improve and hope to inspire our readers to do the same. Whether that’s through investing, trading, developing a side hustle or new entrepreneurial venture, we write about the how-tos to help you develop into a better and more profitable version of yourself. Sometimes in focusing so much … Continue reading Lessons from Market Wizards: How to Use Your Beliefs to Reach Any Goal

7 Reasons Why Beginner Traders With Small Accounts Should Focus on Penny Stocks

So, you have a few grand burning a hole in your pocket. Maybe you’ve managed to hold onto your job through this whole COVID-19 crisis and just received some government stimulus money. You want to take a shot at learning trading but there are too many options to decide on. Options? Forex? Crypto? What about…penny … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Beginner Traders With Small Accounts Should Focus on Penny Stocks

How many Kmarts are left in the United States?

At BroStocks we have a soft spot for the classic retail chains that played a big part in our childhood memories. This is the first in a multipart series in tracking the remaining open locations of the classic and troubled traditional retail chains that are marching on during the age of Amazon and e-commerce. You … Continue reading How many Kmarts are left in the United States?

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

Why Chamath Pailhapitiya says we should “let companies fail” during Coronavirus

"You keep saying propping up zombie companies...are you arguing to let airlines, for example, fail?""Yes."A stunned Scott Wapner, a longtime CNBC host, stammers and stutters..."why? How does that make sense in the broader scheme of the economy?" "This is a lie that has been purported by Wall Street, when a company fails it does not … Continue reading Why Chamath Pailhapitiya says we should “let companies fail” during Coronavirus