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The Upside of Debt

By | August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Global Market Update|Tags: , , |

Is all this borrowing good for us? Source: St. Louis Fed A growing level of debt in an economy can be a good thing. By borrowing money to pay for capital, we can become more [...]

Lucky or Good?

By | August 19th, 2016|Categories: Global Market Update|Tags: , , , |

Was it skill or was it luck? Official Finish Cam. Source: BBC It was one of the most exciting finishes ever. Two top rowers battled for first place down the 2000 meter course. Damir Martin [...]

Long Term Investing

By | August 18th, 2016|Categories: Global Market Update|Tags: , , |

Are you a long term investor? “The Persistency of Memory” by Salvadore Dali. Source: Museum of Modern Art Everyone claims to be. When the market is high, they claim that they’re not worried about a [...]

Bankers to Bankers

By | August 17th, 2016|Categories: Global Market Update|Tags: , , , |

What do central banks do? Eccles Building in Washington, DC. Source: Wikipedia The Federal Reserve was formed in 1914 as a way to stabilize the banking system. The late 19th century had been plagued by [...]

Getting Back to Basics – Budgeting 101

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Money Basics, UI Journal|

  Why does it feel like “budget” is a four-letter word? A budget simply shows you your inflows and outflows over a defined period. Having this knowledge will allow you to make financial planning decisions [...]

Top/Bottom 25 Analysis

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Steve's View|

Top 25 Performing Stocks Year-To-Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Significant Changes Since Last Week: Membership in the Top 25 is more desirous than the Bottom 25 and we have two new members [...]

How Preferred is Preferred?

By | August 16th, 2016|Categories: Global Market Update|Tags: , , , |

What are preferred stocks? “Preferred Stock Cologne” by Coty. Source: 99perfume Preferred stocks are hybrid securities that fit between equity and bonds in a firm’s capital structure. Most of the time, if a company goes [...]

Value Portfolio: Global Asset Allocation Analysis

By | August 15th, 2016|Categories: Steve's View|

Global Asset Allocation: Monday, August 15, 2016 Significant Changes Since Last Week: Welcome to the first asset allocation analysis report. This report will be produced monthly, on the 15th of each month and take into [...]