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Loonshots – Book Of The Month

As an investor, I always wonder what makes some companies prosper while other companies are just left in the dust. Around 50% of the S&P 500 companies will be replaced over the next 10 years. What this means is that past…

Is High Inflation Around The Corner?

As coronavirus outbreak has locked down many cities and states in the United States, unemployment is on a rise. According to the Department of Labor's news release on March 26, 2020, the seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 3,283,000, an…

My Thoughts On The Current Stock Market Condition

The bears have taken over the stock market, and the market volatility has spiked up due to financial and economical uncertainty. For the past couple years, as a value investor, I have been sitting back and looking at the stock…

The Autobiography Of Benjamin Franklin – Book Of The Month

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger are my heroes. While Warren Buffett's hero is his mentor Ben Graham, the person Charlie Munger admires the most is Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin's life is truly inspiring. His curiosity and his willingness to learn…

Is Coronavirus The Black Swan For The Stock Market?

Economy is like a machine, which has multiple interlocked gears that need to function in harmony. As Ray Dalio explains in How the Economic Machine Works, anytime there is a problem in one gear, the other gears will be affected…

3 Ways To Hedge Your Exposure To The Stock Market

You might have heard that portfolio diversification is the key to protecting yourself from any market downturn. There are many ways to diversify your holdings, from investing in bonds to commodities to currencies to real estate. The list goes on.…

Why Is The Federal Reserve Not Ready For The Next Recession?

The Federal Reserve plays a key role in jump starting the economy during a downturn. As outlined on the Federal Reserve website, the Congress has directed the Fed to conduct the nation's monetary policy to support three specific goals: maximum…

Current Market And Economic Conditions Across The World

Investors pay close attention to how their individual stocks are doing. While it is important to scrutinize your individual investments, it is also crucial to pay attention to global economic conditions. Globalization is a boon and bane at the same…

The Little Book Of Behavioral Investing – Book Of The Month

As an investor, I find that it is very important to understand how the human brain works. Emotional turmoil, overconfidence, and biases are the three biggest traits that can make an investor lose everything. Behavioral finance recognizes that there is…

The Board Of Directors’ Role During Mergers & Acquisitions

All of us probably know that the board of directors has the power to hire or fire the CEO.  However, we might not be too sure of other roles that the board plays in the business. I was recently reading…

Are Commodities In Your Portfolio?

What are commodities? Commodities are basic goods, which are often used as inputs in the production of other goods and services. Overall, there are 4 kinds of commodities: Metals, Livestock & Meat, Energy, and Agriculture. Gold, silver, copper, hogs, live…

The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing – Book Of The Month

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns by John Bogle is a great introductory book that helps develop the correct mindset about investing. The book outlines how to…

3 Stocks To Buy During The Next Stock Market Correction

The stock market has been all over the place lately. With the volatility seen in the stock market, it appears that the bears are gaining strength. This aging bull market might get a correction in the near future. This is…

The Power Of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact – Book Of The Month

In this week’s blog post, I will talk about the main takeaways from the book, The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact, written by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. The entire book revolves around the idea of…

The Most Important Thing In A Proxy Statement

A proxy statement, filed with the the US Secretary and Exchange Commission (SEC) as Form DEF 14A, is a statement required of a company when soliciting shareholder votes. The proxy statement covers a wide range of topics such as executive…