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One term used to describe the market’s post-election move is “meltup.” It’s a financial industry antonym for meltdown. During both meltups and meltdowns, there is a strong element of psychology at play. Market observers have attributed the ongoing post-election rally...

There is rarely a week that goes by without a new fund being launched. There is also rarely a day when someone does not recommend a stock or a bond. It’s enough to make an investor’s head spin. It certainly complicates the process of choosing a good investment and sticking to...

This week I subbed in for Charles Rotblut on the weekly radio show MoneyLife with Chuck Jaffe. Each week Charles chooses a “buy of the week” and a “sell of the week” and provides some editorial guidance on his reasoning. In order to prepare for the interview, I had...

We are currently in the heart of fourth-quarter earnings season. The release of results is clustered in the mornings and afternoons, particularly between Tuesdays and Thursdays. Depending on what’s in your portfolio, it can be tough to keep up with all of the news. For instance,...

Trying to put the Dow Jones industrial average’s rise above 20,000 into context is not easy. In the grand scheme of things, 20,000 is no more significant than, say, the first time the index crossed above 19,600 or any other random number. It just feels important and has been...

Save the Date! Our 2017 Investor Conference will be held at Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida, from November 3 through November 5. More information will be coming soon. If one were to create a list of good advice for life, I would suggest including a simple rule:...

Three new exchange-traded funds began trading today: Davis Select U.S. Equity (DUSA), Davis Select Financial (DFNL) and Davis Select Worldwide (DWLD). Normally such an event is not particularly noteworthy from our viewpoint. The launches of these funds are, however. They are...

One of the most common questions many of us in the investment community are asked can be paraphrased as “is now a good time to invest in stocks?” The answer to this question consists of two parts. The first is a clarifying question: “When will you need the money?” The...

Long-term readers know that I like to share my list of investing resolutions at the start each year. The list started in 2012 and has grown since. This year, I’ve added one additional resolution about protecting yourself when managing your finances online and on your computer. If...

All of the hoopla being given to the Dow Jones industrial average reaching 20,000 shows how bad we humans are at analyzing numbers. We’re drawn to the number, because it is recognizable and easy to remember. It also looks big compared to previous milestones such as 5,000 or...