Another day another initial public offering. On Thursday NYC based meal prep company Blue Apron (APRN) has its IPO. They hope to exceed a market capitalization of $3 billion dollars, pricing the shares between $15Continue reading
Month: June 2017
Tech Gets Slapped Around
There was a lot of red across the market today. The S&P 500 was down -0.81% which is bad, but the Nasdaq (Tech) really took the full beat down shedding -1.61%, double the S&P losses.Continue reading
Do You Know What Stocks are in Your 401k?
When you invest in a mutual fund in your 401k, IRA or even in a non-retirement account you normally buy it because it represents a certain market cap (large cap, mid cap or small cap)Continue reading
Investing Basics: Mutual Funds vs ETFs
Never let investing intimidate you. Yes there can be a lot of technical jargon and odd terms, but the basics aren’t too hard to learn and understand. Especially now, with the power of the internetContinue reading
Saturday Night Stats: 401k Drama
Only 10% of workers over age 22 have access to a traditional pension 2 out of 3 people contribute ZERO to their employer’s 401k plans Only 14% of US employers offer a 401k or definedContinue reading
Can Sector Investing Beat the S&P 500?
I’ve wondered for some time if investing equally in a broad basket of individual sectors of the stock market could beat the overall S&P 500 index. To test this theory I compared the performance ofContinue reading
Have You Checked Your 401k for Any Trash Lately?
It is critical that you stay on top of your investments, especially when it comes to your retirement accounts. After the initial setup most people just let their 401k or IRA run on autopilot, maybeContinue reading
Get Out! Don’t Let Buy & Hold Take Your Portfolio To The Sunken Place
Think of all the financial experts on TV, in books and online as Allison from the movie Get Out. Sure they say all the right things about the market but little do you know theyContinue reading
Economic Calendar: Week of June 19, 2017
Below is a list of scheduled events that could impact US markets and markets abroad for the week of June 19, 2017. Tuesday, June 20th Georgia Special Election Wednesday, June 21st Existing Home Sales Thursday,Continue reading
Saturday Night Stats: Income Inequality
On average, the top 1% of US adults earn 81 times more than the bottom 50 percent of adults. In 1981, the top 1% earned 27 times what the lower half earned. Millennials have onlyContinue reading