Where Is The US Economy Headed?

On April 9, 2020, the Department of Labor released new unemployment insurance weekly claims for the previous week to be 6.6 million. More than 16 million people have lost their jobs so far, and if we compare this to the…

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…

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 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…

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 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…

Slowdown In The Indian Economy

India is Asia's third largest economy. India has had an amazing growth in the past few years, however in 2019, it has experienced slowdown in its manufacturing and construction sectors. On November 7, 2019, Moody's downgraded India's outlook from "stable"…

Onward: How Starbucks Fought For Its Life Without Losing Its Soul – Book Of The Month

Almost everyone has been a customer at Starbucks, but not everyone knows the story behind the rise, downfall, and rescue that went into creating the brand that Starbucks is today. Howard Schultz talks about the successes and failures that Starbucks…

Asset Backed US Corporate Bond Investment

As volatility returns in the US stock market, investors become risk averse and seek safer investments such as bonds. Since most of the developed countries in the world, including Japan and many European countries, offer negative interest rates, investors have…

Trade War, Federal Reserve, China, Interest Rates, Currencies, And More

There has been a lot of action in the stock and the bond market recently. In this week's blog post, I will talk about my take on the current events. Let me briefly go over these current events: United States…

Billionaire Ray Dalio’s All Weather Portfolio

I first learned about the "All Weather Portfolio" when I was reading Tony Robbins' book - MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom. In this book, Robbins introduced everyone to Ray Dalio, the billionaire hedge fund manager,…