Category: Blog

  • Do you rebalance your portfolio?

    Do you rebalance your portfolio?

    If you rebalance your portfolio how often do you do it? What are the reasons that you rebalance? I got to thinking more about this after reading an article in the Wall Street Journal this morning. The case for rebalancing is pretty straightforward. Over time, assets whose prices rise account for a growing proportion of […]

  • The Yield – Week ending June 4, 2021

    The Yield – Week ending June 4, 2021

    J&J, new type of ETF, rising oil prices, and more

  • Biden Administration suspends oil leases in the Arctic

    Biden Administration suspends oil leases in the Arctic

    This is why I don’t like Executive Orders. They don’t promote stability. Everyone is subject to the whims of who ever is in office. Allow drilling… don’t allow drilling… and on and on. Just keep the rules consistent so business knows what it can and cannot do. Think of the investments wasted. The Biden administration […]

  • Oil prices jump over $70 a barrel today

    Oil prices jump over  $70 a barrel today

    This explains why my oil stocks jumped today as well. The price of oil was on course Tuesday to close above $70 a barrel for the first time in two years on investors’ optimism that improving oil demand and a dwindling supply glut may mean the market can absorb any additional supply from OPEC and […]

  • New ETF bets on interest rate rise

    New ETF bets on interest rate rise

    Inflation continues to be on the mind of investors and they’re shifting their strategies to mitigate any drastic change. There is also a looming mistrust of Fed policy with regard to interest rates. Simplify Asset Management recently launched the Interest Rate Hedge ETF, which will seek to take advantage of what its backers see as a […]

  • Update: Supreme Court refuses to hear J&J appeal

    Update: Supreme Court refuses to hear J&J appeal

    I’m sure that will cause the stock to decline just a bit. The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to consider a Johnson & Johnson appeal that sought to challenge a $2.1 billion civil judgment awarded to 20 women who alleged the company’s talcum baby powder caused ovarian cancer. The court rejected the J&J appeal in a […]

  • Johnson & Johnson makes an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to review baby powder verdict

    Johnson & Johnson makes an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to review baby powder verdict

    J&J is asking the court to review the verdict in which a $2 billion verdict was handed down by a jury regarding J&J’s baby powder product. The court could decide as soon as Tuesday if they will hear the case. Johnson & Johnson is asking for a Supreme Court review of a $2 billion verdict […]

  • The Yield – Week ending May 28, 2021

    The Yield – Week ending May 28, 2021

    Oil companies & renewables, risky bundled loans, Exxon board seats, I-Bonds, and more

  • I Bonds an inflation protected safe investment

    I Bonds an inflation protected safe investment

    Would you consider I bonds? I never did until today. An article in the Wall Street Journal highlighted I bonds as a safe investment that is guaranteed to keep pace with inflation. Introduced in 1998, I bonds were conceived to provide primarily small savers with a positive long-term return after inflation. Their yield consists of […]

  • Momentum investing means you’re usually behind the curve

    Momentum investing means you’re usually behind the curve

    In the short run people might make out. But you’ll never know if you’re getting in when the momentum is subsiding or when it’s just starting to take off. It only works in the long term if the businesses use this opportunity to turn themselves around. If they continue on the same path of being […]