To Bit or Not to Bit: What Should Investors Make of Bitcoin Mania?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are receiving intense media coverage, prompting many investors to wonder whether these new types of electronic money deserve a place in their portfolios. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin emerged only in the past decade. Unlike traditional money, no paper notes or metal coins are involved. No central bank issues the currency, and…

Lessons from the GameStop Frenzy

If you hadn’t already heard of GameStop, surely you’ve heard that name come up over the past couple of weeks. Likely you heard “GameStop” used in the same sentence as “WallStreetBets,” “Reddit,” and “market frenzy.” Many folks, even if they weren’t exactly sure what was going on, wondered if this so-called GameStop frenzy they kept…

Boring

“Boring” is certainly not the word most people would use to describe 2020. In fact, it’s been anything but boring, what with the pandemic, economic uncertainty, passionate political climate, and wildfires and hurricanes thrown in for good measure. However, the stock market has been boring if you didn’t look often. If you looked at your…

Tax Loss Harvesting

2020 will be a year we will remember forever. This year we are experiencing a global pandemic that has exacted a human toll unlike anything any of us have ever seen before. Alongside the human tragedy, we have seen the global economy take a hit as well. Early in the pandemic, we saw sharp declines…