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Using Downside Risk Analysis To Evaluate Stocks

By  Dave S. Gilreath, CFP® Investors burn the midnight oil looking for stocks with tangible upsides, yet they spend precious little time examining stocks on their short list for identifiable downsides that could result in poor performance. A stock’s value can derive in large part from expectations that drive… Read Full Story


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Using Downside Risk Analysis To Evaluate Stocks

By  Dave S. Gilreath, CFP® Investors burn the midnight oil looking for stocks with tangible upsides, yet they spend precious little time examining stocks on their short list for identifiable downsides that could result in poor performance. A stock’s value can derive in large part from expectations that drive... Read More

Could Big Stocks Topple Markets Again?

The recent stock market plunge is being led by megacap companies, especially large technology companies including the FAANG stocks . At this point, it’s not clear how far the correction will go, but we have experienced toppling markets in the past that were driven by the world’s biggest firms. Top Heavy I... Read More

Buffett Bets Big On Banking Stocks

The Fed seems bent on raising interest rates in December, and the banking industry is the beneficiary, with legendary investor Warren Buffett hitting the point home with a revelation this week that Berkshire Hathaway has made a $4-billion stake in JPMorgan ( JPM ). Since his move earlier this month to buy back... Read More

How To Sail Through A Market Correction

By  Paul Fenner, CFP®, CHFC Even when they are expected,  market corrections  are never easy to go through. However, certain elements can help us through downturns with the most crucial being a solid understanding of why we invest and have a wealth management plan. Planning, along with understanding, can help... Read More

The Eye of the Beholder: Managing the Effects of Endowment Bias

Shutterstock photo Have you ever wondered why it seems like every homeowner believes his or her home is worth more than the market says it’s worth?  Over the last decade, with a few brief exceptions, American homeowners have consistently believed that their homes were worth more than their appraised values... Read More

The Value of Financial Advice: A Litmus Test

By  Timothy Baker, CFP®, MBA Attorneys, physiatrists, tax and financial professionals all have one thing in common: they offer intellectual capital, something intangible that we can’t necessarily feel or touch. Patients and clients are tasked with quantifying the value of it. The question is: How? Numerous... Read More

Investing Basics

  • Getting Started In Stocks

    So you've decided to invest in the stock market. Congratulations! In his 2005 book "The Future for Investors," Jeremy Siegel showed that, in the long run, investing in stocks has handily... Read More

  • The NASDAQ Dozen

    Do you suffer from analysis paralysis? Do you have a stock you are interested in buying but you don't have the foggiest idea of where to even start a proper analysis? We can help... Read More

  • The 10 Commandments Of Investing

    The biblical Ten Commandments were intended to act as a driver's manual for the road of life. "Thou shalt not kill." "Thou shalt not lie." These are life's version of the stop-at-the... Read More

  • The Lowdown On Penny Stocks

    Successful companies aren't born, they're made. They have to work through the ranks like everyone else. Unfortunately, some investors believe that finding the next "big thing" means scouring... Read More

  • Start Investing With Only $1,000

    So you have a $1,000 set aside, and you're ready to enter the world of investing. But before you jump head first into the world of stocks and bonds, there are a few things you need to consider... Read More

  • How to Select an Online Broker

    One of the most important investment decisions you'll make has nothing to do with stocks, bonds or mutual funds. This crucial decision is picking a broker. There are dozens of companies... Read More











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