Portfolio Review – July 2018 – International Stock Market Struggles

Portfolio Review – July 2018 – International Stock Market Struggles

[This portfolio review about the international stock market may contain affiliate links at no cost to you] The international stock market hasn't been the best place for investors in the past few years. That trend has continued this year. It was especially clear this month as foreign stocks lagged domestic by quite a bit. That's [...]

Portfolio Review – June 2018 – Buying Bonds and International Stocks

Portfolio Review – June 2018 – Buying Bonds and International Stocks

[This portfolio review about buying bonds may contain affiliate links at no cost to you] The U.S. stock market has had a good year so far. Sure, there have been some dips like the ones in February and April but the results YTD are positive. On the flip side, bonds and international stocks haven't been [...]

Portfolio Review – May 2018 – the stock market today

Portfolio Review – May 2018 – the stock market today

The stock market today is an interesting one. Investors have benefited from a nearly uninterrupted run up this decade. That's why it almost seemed out of character to see the small stumble this year. The stock market can fall? What madness is this? January started off strong with the S&P 500 returning over 5%. However, [...]

Portfolio Review – March 2018 – The Half Million Dollar Portfolio

Portfolio Review – March 2018 – The Half Million Dollar Portfolio

The Half Million Dollar Portfolio? Less than $500 separated me from 500k before the market volatility in February shaved 16k off my total. However, since then, the market has turned around. We're now back to a positive return for the year and things are finally looking good for me to cross that threshold. I might [...]

Portfolio Review – February 2018 – Stock market volatility makes a comeback

Stock market volatility came roaring back in a big way this week. We saw days where the stock market moved more in an hour than it moved on a weekly basis in the past year. It wasn't wholly unexpected given the flat stock market volatility we've had for such a long time. As an example [...]

Time in the Market’s 2017 Year in Review Extravaganza

2017 has passed on, it is no more, it has ceased to be so it's time FOR THE 2017 YEAR IN REVIEW EXTRAVAGANZA.  What makes this an EXTRAVAGANZA? Will there be fireworks and fried dough? No, there won't but there will be graphs and things like that and those are just as good; some might [...]