Your Weekend Warm-Up

 

Thankfully, life is about much more than saving and investing. At Clearfront Advisory, we understand and appreciate that you have a wide variety of interests. So do we! Most Fridays, Zach posts a missive, Your Weekend Warm-up, which highlights interesting articles/books he has read, movies/shows he has seen, as well as the ocassional piece on investing.

 

Date Title Description
9/25/2020 Disappearing Earth, Tech Stocks & Gold Digger I just finished reading Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips, which was named by the New York Times as one of the 10 best books of 2019. Prior to starting this novel, I knew next to nothing about the Siberian Peninsula of Kamchatka, aside from the fact that it was the name given to the cheap, bottom shelf vodka my friends and I used to drink in college.

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10/2/2020 Stock Market Timing, The Topeka School & Dead to Me Season 2 Timing the stock market, or buying stocks when you think they will rise and selling them when you think they will fall, has been an enticing option for investors this year. 

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10/9/2020 You Don't Need Alpha, The Nix & Insecure Season 4 Over the course of the last four months, certain investments have seen astronomical returns. Whether it is a high-tech stock such as Tesla, a commodity like gold, or a little-known rubber glove manufacturer based in Malaysia, investors with the prescience, or luck, to have made a large wager in such investments prior to their upswing probably have a pep in their step, not to mention a fatter wallet.

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10/16/2020

Investing in Bonds,  Successful Marriages & Search Party

Over the course of the last few years, many economists predicted that interest rates would rise. That has not happened. In fact, interest rates continue to fall and could potentially drop even further should the pandemic worsen. 

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10/23/2020

Stock Market Streaks, Optionality & Our Man

Given the state of the world, it’s hard to believe that the S&P 500 is up a little over 9% so far this year. Unfortunately, this year is far from over, and given the roller coaster ride that we’ve all been on the past 8 months it is safe to say that anything can happen

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10/30/2020 Super Savers, You Really Want to be a Landlord? & I May Destroy You Have you been saving money during the pandemic? Whether it’s the dinners you’ve been making at home instead of dining out, avoiding professional manicures and pedicures for DIY ones at home, or not having to pay to commute to work, you may have managed to save quite a bit more than you otherwise would have under normal circumstances since mid-March.

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