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Investing - Simple, Yet Difficult

Warren Buffett said, “Investing is simple, but not easy.”  Sounds like a contradiction, but in real life simplicity has little to do with ease. Take losing weight. Very simple. Burn more calories than you take in. Not so easy! The ChallengeThe path to our long-term goals is often filled with conflicting short-term desires. As investors, we want to achieve good returns with minimal fluctuation. We want to maximize return in good times and prevent the chance of loss in the sh
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The Coronavirus: A Healthy Perspective

We have our first surprise of the year: The Coronavirus.  Just last month I wrote in my annual forecast that we will be surprised by something this year. This is likely the first of several unexpected, unpredicted events we will experience in 2020.It’s a good time to take a step back and identify what we know, what we don’t know, what we can control and what we can’t control. Those types of thinking exercises can help us make good decisions.The Coronavirus is still in its
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A Reliable Forecast for 2020

If you read my forecast for 2019, you will notice it was spot on. This is because it was not a forecast of the economy or markets (which is like trying to predict a casino game). No matter how much we wish, no one can predict the market. No one will know when to go to cash and when to go all in. Like a broken clock, sometimes forecasts can be correct, but they lack persistence.My forecast is persistent and reliable because it is based on how we feel, and temptations we face as investors. Not onl
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