Missing Opportunity

Month: August 2012

August 30, 2012  |  

Missing Opportunity

You’ve probably heard that missing the best days in the stock market can hurt your portfolio’s long-term performance (but if you’re not familiar with that idea, please read this post). However, there’s a miss that can pound your portfolio even harder: failing to include the best-performing stocks in your portfolio. The Missing Opportunity graph below shows that typically a few strong stocks account for much of the market’s annual gains. Over an extended period of […]

August 8, 2012  |  

The Recession That Wasn’t…And What It Means For The Recession That May Be

The following is a guest post from Dr Glenn Freed and Dr Andrew Berkman. Fears for the Next Recession As we slog our way into the second half of the year, economic data has been weak, with jobs, production and GDP growth lagging expectations. Economic conditions globally have been even more worrying, particularly in Europe. Admonitions of the “fiscal cliff” awaiting the US at year-end have further added to concerns about another recession. The Economic […]