Wide Moat Investing is a strategy of buying the stock of companies that have a sustainable competitive business advantage. This advantage makes it difficult for competitors to wear down and take market share and profit. This term is taken from a moat around a castle. The larger the moat the harder
Although financial pundits tend to paint a negative (sometimes catastrophic) picture of the markets to the general public, the stock market has maintained a consistently upward trend from the end of 2010 through 2016. Staying invested through short-term market peaks and valleys pays off in the
Every year I send out a checklist to try to put the focus on some areas - like taxes, investments, health care, insurance, and retirement that may need attention before the end of the year. In this article I wanted to highlight an item or two from each area of the checklist and why it could be
By Anthony Rubinich In American History, there has surely never been an election quite like this. Between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, I wish I could say that the stakes weren’t high. Unfortunately, this is a very important election. The winner of the election will inherit a $19 trillion debt.
By Cody Laska In the age of “smart everything” from phones and watches to cars and even refrigerators, it would make sense for the financial service industry to offer a “smart” product of its own. Adding onto a design that has been around since the 1970s and conceived in 2003 is the Smart Beta ETF.
By Anthony Rubinich The opening to the 21st Century has been wrought with one huge corporate scandal after another. From Enron to Madoff, it appears as though good faith and ethical values are hard to come by in a world of suits. However, in light of these scandals, many people have taken to a new
At the start of the year many people make New Years resolutions to get a handle on and improve their finances. Unfortunately by now many of those people have given up on those resolutions. The main reasons for abandonment are usually not having enough time to focus on the task or feeling that it
Investing can be complicated especially if you have no experience with the basics of personal finance. Avoiding the following top 6 investing mistakes will help everyone from the new investor who is just learning to an experienced investor who needs a refresher, achieve success in the