Submitted by Trott Brook Financial on December 15th, 2014
Submitted by Trott Brook Financial on October 13th, 2014
Things change quickly – and more drastically than many think…
There was a good article in The Wall Street Journal on December 5, 2014 titled “16 Rules for Investors to Live By.” One of the rules in particular struck a chord with me. Rule 6 said:
Things change quickly—and more drastically than many think…
Submitted by Trott Brook Financial on October 2nd, 2014
One of the lessons I’ve learned over the years is that a critical part of my job is setting expectations. Since late 2012, US stocks have really marched steadily upward with no major pull-backs. This type of market environment tends to create a false sense of security.
Submitted by Trott Brook Financial on September 25th, 2014
It is utterly amazing how little volatility we’ve witnessed in the stock market over the past six months. The world seems to be a more dangerous and unstable place every month. Think about the big geopolitical events happening right now:
Submitted by Trott Brook Financial on September 11th, 2014
I read a great book recently by Tom Rath called, "Well Being: The five essential elements." The book's first sentence starts by saying, "much of what we think will improve our well being is misguided or just plain wrong." Our well being is not based on happiness alone, nor our wealth, success, family or health.
Warren Buffett made the following quote famous, “Be greedy when others are fearful and fearful when others are greedy.” Invest by this adage and you likely will do very well over time.