Stocks for the Beginner Investor

The following first appeared on Kiplinger’s as 5 Great Stocks to Buy If You’re New to Investing

The biggest challenge for many new investors is simply knowing where to start.

There’s no clear consensus on how to invest. Value investors will […] Continue Reading…

Happy Guy Fawkes Day

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent
To blow up the King and Parli’ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England’s […] Continue Reading…

Will Value Investing Run Up Next?

I’m going to keep this short because I’m putting the finishing touches on my presentation for later this week at the Irrational Economic Summit in Austin.

Though I have no love for the University of Texas (the Longhorns humiliated my […] Continue Reading…

The Cheapest Way to Own Real Estate Right Now

Most think of it as the “bull market in everything.” But the past decade has been anything but a bull market for my favorite sector.

In fact, prices today are sitting at 2006 levels… and this despite the most accommodative […] Continue Reading…

Retirement Ain’t Cheap

Your monthly expenses fall once you retire. Or at least they’re supposed to.
But what if they don’t?

Standard financial planning assumes that your expenses in retirement will be 70% to 80% of your expenses during your final working years.

But a […] Continue Reading…