Is the Death of Retail Trade Greatly Exaggerated? Part 16

Introduction Simply Google the phrase “what effect is Amazon having on retail” and you’ll discover a significant amount of information, articles and theories.  Personally, I found the following article written by Susan Ward that articulated the sales of brick-and-mortar versus online to be quite illuminating.  Her opening paragraph mirrors the title of this article as Read more about Is the Death of Retail Trade Greatly Exaggerated? Part 16[…]

Are stocks in the Non-Energy Minerals Sector Investable? Part 13

Introduction The Non-Energy Minerals Sector is mostly comprised of very cyclical and typically commodity-based companies.  Consequently, very few companies in this sector offer the consistency and predictability that prudent and/or conservative investors might require.  As a result, I personally tend to eschew investing in companies in this sector.  In addition to the general cyclical nature Read more about Are stocks in the Non-Energy Minerals Sector Investable? Part 13[…]

The Active versus Passive Performance Debate Is Nonsensical

Introduction One of the most hotly contested debates in finance is the argument over which is better – active or passive investing.  Moreover, this debate has spurred numerous academic studies that claim to identify whether passive outperforms active investing or vice versa.  As a result, the current popular opinion suggests that passive outperforms active investing Read more about The Active versus Passive Performance Debate Is Nonsensical[…]

Happy 8th Birthday Bull Market! Has the S&P 500 Become Dangerously Overvalued?

Introduction According to an article in Quartz today, March 9, 2017, marks the 8th birthday of the US bull market which started on March 9, 2009.  According to the article, this is the 2nd longest and 4th strongest bull market in history for the S&P 500.  However, before we celebrate too excessively, we should pause Read more about Happy 8th Birthday Bull Market! Has the S&P 500 Become Dangerously Overvalued?[…]