Category: Investment

Is Your Investment Portfolio Tax-Diversified?

I have written many times about the value of keeping one’s investment portfolio well-diversified across numerous investment asset classes. But diversifying your portfolio with respect to income taxes can also be a valuable way of maximizing the wealth you get to keep and pass on to your heirs. Here’s a high-level explanation of how it…
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Extremely Alternative Investments

Stock prices continue to set records. Bond returns are the lowest they’ve been in decades. Real estate has been upended by the pandemic. Where can an investor find decent returns anymore?  You could branch out into established alternatives such as commodities, gold, or collectibles if you believe they’ll provide better returns than stocks & bonds.…
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More of “Don’t Believe Everything You Believe”

Five years ago I wrote about Confirmation Bias (Don’t Believe Everything You Believe). This refers to our tendency as humans to seek only information that reinforces our previously-held beliefs, and the negative impact of applying that bias to our decision-making. It’s now 2021 and we are in the midst of some of the biggest examples…
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Are You Ready To Buy Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is in the news again! This time it’s Elon Musk’s announcement that he just bought $1.5 billion worth last week. Its price subsequently spiked above $40,000. That’s for just one Bitcoin. Musk also revealed that Tesla is planning to accept Bitcoins for car purchases. Let’s hope the company’s cashiers will be provided with enough…
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Some Lessons From GameStop

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about GameStop. The saga reads like a made-for-TV tale about how the little guys stuck it to the big bad rich Wall Street hedge fund investors through what’s called a short squeeze. But the story has not yet played out to its end, and there are valuable lessons that…
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If You Own Apple Or Tesla Stock, Read This!

First of all, congratulations! Your Apple holding grew 77% last year. As if that weren’t astounding enough, Tesla’s stock price soared 720%! The gains you experienced in either of these stocks in such a short period of time are truly record-breaking! I’m not interested in debating whether you were an investment genius or merely a…
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