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Tuning Out the Noise

Created on Friday, 04 May 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... $10,000 in US stocks in May 1999 and stayed invested, that investment would be worth approximately $28,000 today.2 When faced with short-term noise, it is easy to lose sight of the potential long-term ...

Perspective on Today's Market Events

Created on Monday, 05 February 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... whopper—the Great Recession drop that caused U.S. stocks to drop more than 50%--so most people today probably think corrections are catastrophic. They aren't. More typically, they last anywhere from 20 ...

Perspective on Today's Market Events

Created on Monday, 05 February 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... whopper—the Great Recession drop that caused U.S. stocks to drop more than 50%--so most people today probably think corrections are catastrophic. They aren't. More typically, they last anywhere from 20 ...

Should We Be Alarmed?

Created on Saturday, 03 February 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

Suppose somebody came up to you and shouted: "I have terrible news about the economy. I think you should sell your stocks!" Alarmed, you say: "Oh, my God. Tell me more!" And this mysterious stranger ...

Should We Be Alarmed?

Created on Saturday, 03 February 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

Suppose somebody came up to you and shouted: "I have terrible news about the economy. I think you should sell your stocks!" Alarmed, you say: "Oh, my God. Tell me more!" And this mysterious stranger ...

To Bit or Not to Bit: What Should Investors Make of Bitcoin Mania?

Created on Friday, 12 January 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... value. For example, at a market value of $16,000 per bitcoin,(4) the total value of bitcoin in circulation is less than one tenth of 1% of the aggregate value of global stocks and bonds. Despite this, ...

To Bit or Not to Bit: What Should Investors Make of Bitcoin Mania?

Created on Friday, 12 January 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... value. For example, at a market value of $16,000 per bitcoin,(4) the total value of bitcoin in circulation is less than one tenth of 1% of the aggregate value of global stocks and bonds. Despite this, ...

The Value of Diversification

Created on Friday, 05 January 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

The Value of Diversification It's not always easy to grasp the value of diversification—why, in other words, it's better to own many stocks inside a mutual fund than one or two stocks on their own. But ...

The Value of Diversification

Created on Friday, 05 January 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

The Value of Diversification It's not always easy to grasp the value of diversification—why, in other words, it's better to own many stocks inside a mutual fund than one or two stocks on their own. But ...

Catchphrase Investing

Created on Thursday, 30 November 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... only one "A"), plus another five actively traded technology growth stocks. So, does this mean, as some media gurus suggest, that you should reweight your portfolio around these tech names? After all, ...

The Challenges of Capturing Bull Market Returns

Created on Friday, 22 September 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... due to all the white noise that tries to distract us from sound investing principles. Consider, for example, that initial decision to invest in stocks that March. We had just experienced the worst bear ...

The Challenges of Capturing Bull Market Returns

Created on Friday, 22 September 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... due to all the white noise that tries to distract us from sound investing principles. Consider, for example, that initial decision to invest in stocks that March. We had just experienced the worst bear ...

Lessons For The Next Crisis

Created on Friday, 08 September 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... of this sort looked anything but certain. Headlines such as "Worst Crisis Since '30s, With No End Yet in Sight," "Markets in Disarray as Lending Locks Up," and "For Stocks, Worst Single-Day Drop in Two ...

Lessons for the Next Crisis

Created on Friday, 08 September 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... of this sort looked anything but certain. Headlines such as "Worst Crisis Since '30s, With No End Yet in Sight," "Markets in Disarray as Lending Locks Up," and "For Stocks, Worst Single-Day Drop in Two ...

Don't Sell on Headlines

Created on Friday, 11 August 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... 500 index have reported earnings above forecast. What does that mean? It means that you will probably see a certain amount of selling due to panic over the North Korean standoff, which will make stocks ...

Don't Sell on Headlines

Created on Friday, 11 August 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... 500 index have reported earnings above forecast. What does that mean? It means that you will probably see a certain amount of selling due to panic over the North Korean standoff, which will make stocks ...

Measuring the Market

Created on Friday, 21 July 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... & Poor's 500 Index has beaten both the MSCI EAFE Index -- a collection of developed market stocks outside the U.S. -- and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index by 6 percentage points a year since March 2009, ...

Measuring the Market

Created on Friday, 21 July 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... & Poor's 500 Index has beaten both the MSCI EAFE Index -- a collection of developed market stocks outside the U.S. -- and the MSCI Emerging Markets Index by 6 percentage points a year since March 2009, ...

Going Global: A Look at Public Company Listings

Created on Friday, 23 June 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

Trivia time: how many stocks make up the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index (a widely used benchmark for the US equity market)? While the logical guess might be 5,000, as of December 31, 2016, ...

Going Global: A Look at Public Company Listings

Created on Friday, 23 June 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

Trivia time: how many stocks make up the Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index (a widely used benchmark for the US equity market)? While the logical guess might be 5,000, as of December 31, 2016, ...