Understanding the Investor Fear Index: the VIX

Understanding the Investor Fear Index: the VIX

The VIX has seen a downward trend so far in 2021 and for October Market pundits are always tripping over themselves trying to determine the exact direction and extent of the market’s future movements. And as we approach Halloween, the fittingly named “investor fear...
Avoid the Pain Trade When Stocks Hit New Highs

Avoid the Pain Trade When Stocks Hit New Highs

The pain of losing money is worse than the pain of missing out on gains Right now, stock markets are up smartly for the year, but this might not be the time to start buying. Remember that it is most dangerous to start investing at the peak, because every winning...

After the Nest is Empty, It’s Time To Save and Invest

When your children are grown and leave home, you are released from being the financial “provider”: No more bills for everything from food and clothes to visits to the dentist. Along with this “freedom” may come immediate temptation to spend your “extra” money on the...
Breathe for Your Life Health and Well Being

Breathe for Your Life Health and Well Being

Breath is life. Life is breath. The yoga sages of India have embraced this link for centuries, where conscious breathing has long been an integral part of daily life. More recently, Western researchers have also begun to acknowledge the importance of the breath. As...
Without a Spike in Wages, Inflation is Less Scary

Without a Spike in Wages, Inflation is Less Scary

Inflation is clearly a headwind for investors, but it might be more of a breeze Inflation has found its way into the broad economy, partly as a result of all the money that government stimulus created over the past 18 months since the financial crisis brought upon by...
Inflation Varies According to Your Age & Spending

Inflation Varies According to Your Age & Spending

The headline Consumer Price Index is important only as a general gauge What will inflation be in the coming years? The real answer is that it varies according to your age and spending patterns. Inflation wallops someone with kids in college, and might be hardly...