Tag: Stock market

WHICH POLITICAL PARTY IS BETTER FOR THE STOCK MARKET? DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS?

Presidential Analysis The November Presidential election will be one of firsts.  Should Hillary Clinton win she would become our first female President.  If Bernie Sanders were to win, he would be our first Socialist President.  If Donald Trump were to win, we would have our first Billionaire President and if Ted Cruz were to win, […]

INVESTMENT STRATEGY: INDICES UP VS. DOWN MARKETS

INVESTMENT STRATEGY: INDICES UP VS. DOWN MARKETS

In addition to Target Dated Funds, many investors buy passive index funds for their 401k, 403b and IRA retirement plans.  They do this systematically out of every paycheck.  They have recently seen the three major indices fall by over 10 percent, leaving many to wonder what they should do during this market correction. “Which index will […]

WHY DIVERSIFICATION IS TEMPORARILY BROKEN: A WHAT TO DO TODAY TALE

This tale is a major departure from my other tales.  The last time I actually made a market call was in October of 2008.  It was a bullish market call since it was clear to me that stocks were cheap, quality Blue Chip stocks were paying high and sustainable dividends, and the future of the […]

THE IMPORTANCE OF TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: “WHY I BECAME A CHARTERED MARKET TECHNICIAN”

THE IMPORTANCE OF TECHNICAL ANALYSIS: “WHY I BECAME A CHARTERED MARKET TECHNICIAN”

“Letters. You need letters.” That’s what my dad, Carlos Sera said. “You need letters after your name.” I started working with my father straight out of college. Well, truthfully, I started working with him in high school, when he paid me $500 to write and run a bunch of programs on his computer. Wait, now that I […]

MONEY, MATH AND MARKETS: HOW MONEY REALLY GROWS

When it comes to money and math, there is a big difference between how people think money grows over time and how money actually grows over time. What is this difference called? Compound interest. Watch our short video below to learn about: What compound interest is How money grows in the stock market Actual return vs. […]

IS STOCK MARKET VOLATILITY HERE TO STAY?

IS STOCK MARKET VOLATILITY HERE TO STAY?

Is stock market volatility here to stay?  The answer is yes – absolutely yes.  You see, volatility is just a fancy term for uncertainty, and uncertainty will always be with us.  If the question were rephrased to say is high volatility here to stay then the answer is no – absolutely no. Why is this? Stock market […]

NEWLY RELEASED FINANCIAL TALE – AN ACTUAL TALE

Today I release AN ACTUAL TALE “How Financial Advisors Lie” for those that want to understand how the stock market calculates rate of return. If you think that the stock market averages 10-12% per year for example—you better understand what that means to your pocketbook. It does not mean you will make 10-12% per year. […]

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