The Supreme Court back in 1919 found that while the freedom of speech is protected under the First Amendment, it does not however protect “dangerous speech.” The definition of dangerous speech being purposely vague. An example was provided by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in which he said “falsely shouting fire in a theater […]
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A friend recently said to me, “Anyone could make money in 2017.” Quite true, allowing for the slight exaggeration on “anyone.” The average equity investor benefitted from significant gains in the markets; The S&P rose 19%. IXUS (iShares Core MSCI International Stock Index) gained 28%, while even the traditional US Aggregate Bond Index had a […]
TV Interview: Derek Amey with Frank Coletta from WJAR/Channel 10: Financial News or Financial Entertainment? There is a big difference.November 2, 2017 11:49 am
Building on his October 5th blog, Derek Amey spoke with WJAR’s Frank Coletta on Facebook Live to discuss the latest financial headlines and why they may not be as scary as you think. Fast Forward to the 10 minute mark to see Derek’s segment!
Last week famed investor Jim Rogers received a ton of press around his latest call that “The Worst Financial Crash You Have Ever Seen Is Coming”!!! I’m loathe to give him any more attention, but I do believe in full transparency so here’s the link if you’re so inclined: https://www.thestreet.com/story/14322684/1/stock-market-crash.html News? More like entertainment. Over […]
In 2016, over $390 billion was donated to charitable causes in the US. Many people donate money and time to their favorite charities throughout the year. Some choose to set up scheduled giving such as a monthly donation, while others make their donations at the end of the year. When unexpected events, like Hurricanes Harvey […]
It is easy to ignore bonds. Bonds don’t generate the same flashy headlines as stocks, (“DOW 21,000!!!”). Bonds also don’t swoon or shoot up the way stocks do. When was the last time you heard investors talk in near panic terms about a bond market “crash?” or coo about “new highs?” In spite of their […]
It was so clear, right? Trifecta. We were headed for tax reform, infrastructure spending and deregulation. The economy was about to take off, replete with a rising dollar and budding inflation. At least that was the popular story at the beginning of the year. Not so fast. Nothing is as easy as it seems. Distraction […]
TV Interview: Chrissy Canapari with Frank Coletta from WJAR/Channel 10: Debit or Credit? Which to Use and When?January 5, 2017 1:35 pm
Building on our recent blog, Chrissy Canapari spoke with WJAR’s Frank Coletta about when you should choose credit over debit for reasons of security.
Investors are forever hopeful (why else would we invest?). And the start of a new year often brings outsized optimism. 2017 feels particularly bullish for the equity markets, however, with both investors and businesses cheering. I feel the same hopefulness, but I am reminded that 2016 was humbling in many ways. 2016 did not go […]