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Don’t be spooked by fears of another “Taper Tantrum”

2021-10-04T12:35:52-04:00

Don’t be spooked by fears of another “Taper Tantrum” Mickey Kim / October 1, 2021 September has been the weakest month for U.S. stocks going back to 1950.  The Wall Street Journal headline on September 21 brayed, “Stocks Record Biggest Slump Since Spring.”  It’s been more than 300 [...]

Don’t be spooked by fears of another “Taper Tantrum”2021-10-04T12:35:52-04:00

Will “disruptive innovation” prophet Cathie Wood’s flock need an “ARK?”

2021-09-03T11:26:10-04:00

Will “disruptive innovation” prophet Cathie Wood’s flock need an “ARK?” Mickey Kim / September 3, 2021 Whether it’s Ali vs. Frazier in boxing (the “Thrilla in Manila”), Duke vs. Kentucky in basketball or Godzilla vs. Kong in the movies, when “titans” clash, it always makes [...]

Will “disruptive innovation” prophet Cathie Wood’s flock need an “ARK?”2021-09-03T11:26:10-04:00

Confusing Speculating With Investing IS Hazardous to Your Wealth

2021-08-10T14:48:15-04:00

Confusing Speculating With Investing IS Hazardous to Your Wealth Mickey Kim / August 6, 2021 There’s a whole industry built around convincing you investing is as easy as child’s play and you can trade your way to prosperity, all for free. Whether it’s the very clever and entertaining [...]

Confusing Speculating With Investing IS Hazardous to Your Wealth2021-08-10T14:48:15-04:00

Bitcoin skyrocketed, but is it “digital gold” or “fool’s gold?”

2021-06-09T12:55:05-04:00

Bitcoin skyrocketed, but is it “digital gold” or “fool’s gold?” Mickey Kim / June 4, 2021 Bitcoin was created in 2009 and is the largest (recently valued at more than $900 billion, the same as the market capitalization of Facebook and greater than 494 of the stocks that [...]

Bitcoin skyrocketed, but is it “digital gold” or “fool’s gold?”2021-06-09T12:55:05-04:00

Mr. Spock would find today’s ‘SPAC-Mania’ totally illogical

2021-06-09T12:22:25-04:00

Mr. Spock would find today’s ‘SPAC-Mania’ totally illogical Mickey Kim / May 7, 2021 What do tennis great Serena Williams, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, former baseball superstar Alex Rodriguez, music icon Jay-Z and former House Speaker Paul Ryan have in common? All are the celebrity faces of one [...]

Mr. Spock would find today’s ‘SPAC-Mania’ totally illogical2021-06-09T12:22:25-04:00

Bond investors facing Q1-2021 statement sticker shock

2021-04-09T11:03:53-04:00

Bond investors facing Q1-2021 statement sticker shock Mickey Kim / April 7, 2021 The following is an excerpt from Kirr, Marbach & Co.’s first quarter client letter, available at here. Conventional investment wisdom is stocks are “risky” and bonds are “safe.”  Owning stocks is exciting—you can make or [...]

Bond investors facing Q1-2021 statement sticker shock2021-04-09T11:03:53-04:00

Robinhood, Reddit and ‘commission-free’ trades a toxic combo for young investors

2021-03-08T11:26:24-05:00

Robinhood, Reddit and ‘commission-free’ trades a toxic combo for young investors Mickey Kim / March 12, 2021 Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett (age 90) is an investing legend, famously known as the “Oracle of Omaha.” Buffett’s 97-year-old longtime business partner and Vice Chairman of Berkshire, Charlie Munger, generally [...]

Robinhood, Reddit and ‘commission-free’ trades a toxic combo for young investors2021-03-08T11:26:24-05:00

Has GameStop ‘flash mob’ changed rules for successful investing?

2021-02-02T16:16:34-05:00

Has GameStop ‘flash mob’ changed rules for successful investing? Mickey Kim / February 5, 2021 TThe recent fireworks in GameStop (GME) have dominated headlines over the past couple weeks.  Folks are naturally curious about what happened and how does it end.  So, I thought you might find it [...]

Has GameStop ‘flash mob’ changed rules for successful investing?2021-02-02T16:16:34-05:00

Plan ahead so chaos, conflict and cost aren’t part of your legacy

2021-01-14T14:51:36-05:00

Plan ahead so chaos, conflict and cost aren’t part of your legacy Mickey Kim / December 18, 2020 One of the many “life lessons” the pandemic has reinforced is the end-of-life (or becoming incapacitated from injury or illness) can come at any time, a topic nobody wants to [...]

Plan ahead so chaos, conflict and cost aren’t part of your legacy2021-01-14T14:51:36-05:00

This Thanksgiving, give back by investing in a K-12 classroom project

2020-11-24T11:19:08-05:00

This Thanksgiving, give back by investing in a K-12 classroom project Mickey Kim / November 20, 2020 Being a public schoolteacher in the richest country on the planet is a daily struggle, even in non-pandemic times.  It’s widely acknowledged there’s no profession more important to our society than [...]

This Thanksgiving, give back by investing in a K-12 classroom project2020-11-24T11:19:08-05:00