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Could a Trade War Soon Start?

Created on Friday, 09 March 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... are already in place. In January, President Trump approved a 30% excise tax for imported solar panels (which will gradually reduce to 15% over four years) and a 20% tariff on the first 1.2 million washing ...

Key Changes in the 2018 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

Created on Thursday, 01 March 2018. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... That should reduce the size of the yearly adjustments to these brackets. In scrutinizing all this, you may notice something: the "marriage penalty" applying to combined incomes is nearly gone. That is, ...

Perspective on Today's Market Events

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

It looks like the U.S. stock market will finally get something that happens, on average, about once a year: a 10+% percent drop—the definition of a market correction. The last time this happened was a ...

Perspective on Today's Market Events

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

It looks like the U.S. stock market will finally get something that happens, on average, about once a year: a 10+% percent drop—the definition of a market correction. The last time this happened was a ...

Should We Be Alarmed?

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

... more," you're told. "The average hourly earnings of American workers have risen a more-than-expected 2.9% over a year earlier, the most since June of 2009! You should sell your stocks while you can!" Chances ...

Should We Be Alarmed?

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

... more," you're told. "The average hourly earnings of American workers have risen a more-than-expected 2.9% over a year earlier, the most since June of 2009! You should sell your stocks while you can!" Chances ...

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

... adds to this uncertainty. While recent media attention has ensured bitcoin is more widely discussed today than in years past, it is still largely unused by most financial institutions. It has also been ...

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

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

... adds to this uncertainty. While recent media attention has ensured bitcoin is more widely discussed today than in years past, it is still largely unused by most financial institutions. It has also been ...

The Value of Diversification

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

... fewer years, this still accounted for 2,524,849 individual monthly returns from July 1926 through December 2015. What did Bessembinder find? Among other things, only 4% of the listed stocks accounted ...

The Value of Diversification

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

... fewer years, this still accounted for 2,524,849 individual monthly returns from July 1926 through December 2015. What did Bessembinder find? Among other things, only 4% of the listed stocks accounted ...

Catchphrase Investing

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

... five members of the unofficial club have far outpaced the wider market. Exhibit 1 shows the total year-to-date returns of the FAANG members compared to the S&P 500.   Such is the public interest ...

Ancient Adult Beverages

Created on Saturday, 18 November 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... fruit, rice beer and honey mead have been found on pottery from China that dates to around 7,000 BC. More recently—as in, in the past few years—Patrick McGovern of the Biomolecular Archaeology Project ...

The Challenges of Capturing Bull Market Returns

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

... bull that lasted from October 1990 to March 2000 is still the winningest ever, and may never be topped.) With the benefit of hindsight, it's easy to think that the long eight-year ride was easy money; ...

The Challenges of Capturing Bull Market Returns

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

... bull that lasted from October 1990 to March 2000 is still the winningest ever, and may never be topped.) With the benefit of hindsight, it's easy to think that the long eight-year ride was easy money; ...

How to Respond to a Data Breach

Created on Monday, 11 September 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/blog

... recommends that you take several steps immediately. First, under federal law you're allowed to request a free copy of your credit report once a year from each of the three credit reporting agencies: Equifax, ...

Lessons For The Next Crisis

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

September 2017 It will soon be the 10-year anniversary of when, in early October 2007, the S&P 500 Index hit what was its highest point before losing more than half its value over the next year and ...

Lessons for the Next Crisis

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

September 2017 It will soon be the 10-year anniversary of when, in early October 2007, the S&P 500 Index hit what was its highest point before losing more than half its value over the next year and ...

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, ...

Who's On Your Side?

Created on Saturday, 17 June 2017. Posted in Gasber Blog/401k blog

... adhere to a fiduciary standard. Government research estimates that consumers lost $17 billion a year to conflicted advice in the recommendations made by brokers and sales agents posing as advisors related ...