Pay Attention...Passively

Mother's Little Helper portfolio was DOWN today -$942.54 (0.89%). Overall GAIN YTD: +$6,303.69 (+6.30%). Our benchmark index, the S&P 500 is UP +6.73% http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/sandp/ "By periodically investing in an index fund, for example, the know-nothing investor can actually outperform most investment professionals. Paradoxically, when 'dumb' money acknowledges its limitations, it ceases to be dumb." - Warren Buffett (1993) I made my buys for the year on December 28, 2018, see the new portfolio here (Click Here). Passive Investing Requires You To Pay Attention In case you haven't noticed it's been quite a while since I last posted. I took some time off and went to the Mecum mot

Is Your 401K Screwing You?

Mother's Little Helper portfolio was UP today +$646.65 (0.61%). Overall GAIN YTD: +$5,164.33 (+5.16%). Our benchmark index, the S&P 500 is UP +5.11% http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/sandp/ "Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas." - Paul Samuelson I made my buys for the year on December 28, 2018, see the new portfolio here (Click Here). A Boring Portfolio? Just 19 days into the new year and the portfolio has a slight edge on the S&P 500, our benchmark for performance. I admit it, the portfolio is boring. Watching a group of index funds track the market has less excitement than picking individual stocks

Shorting U.S. Bonds

Mother's Little Helper portfolio was UP today +$831.84 (+0.80%). Overall GAIN YTD: +$4,437.46 (+4.44%). Our benchmark index, the S&P 500 is UP +4.21% http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/sandp/ "A basic principle in going short is that there has to be a catalyst" -Steve Cohen I made my buys for the year on December 28, 2018, see the new portfolio here (Click Here). A Change to the Portfolio? In my January 11th post I made an underlined comment that I wanted to make a change to the portfolio. The idea is kind of simple. Last year the portfolio made a lot of money, this year I'm looking to execute a strategy that preserves wealth while still delivering a satisfactory level of growth. There is

The New Red Scare?

Mother's Little Helper portfolio was UP today +$780.67 (+0.75%). Overall GAIN YTD: +$3,612.95 (+3.61%). Our benchmark index, the S&P 500 is UP +3.51% http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/sandp/ "If the 19th century belonged to Britain, and the 20th century to the United States; Then the 21st century will surely belong to China. My advice: Make sure your kids learn Chinese." - Jim Rogers (co-founder The Quantum Fund) I made my buys for the year on December 28, 2018, see the new portfolio here (Click Here). China Dumping U.S. Bonds? Yesterday the markets went nuts when a rumor about China 'slowing the purchase of US treasuries' hit the street. Stock were selling off hard at the opening. By the

Is The Market Expensive?

Mother's Little Helper portfolio was UP today +$71.41 (0.07%). Overall GAIN YTD: +$3,122.21 (+3.12%). Our benchmark index, the S&P 500 is UP +2.91% http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/sandp/ "The big money is not in the buying and the selling....but in the waiting" - Charlie Munger I made my buys for the year on December 28, 2018, see the new portfolio here (Click Here). Is The Market Expensive? I've been looking at an interesting measure of market valuation. The ratio of Gross Domestic Product to the total value of the stock market. The idea is that the value of the stock market should be fairly inline with the value of everything we make. If 100% is inline then anything above 100% is gett

Great First Week

Mother's Little Helper portfolio was UP today +$628.52. Overall GAIN YTD: +$2,926.90 (+2.93%). Our benchmark index, the S&P 500 is UP +2.60% http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/sandp/ "Bulls make money, Bears make money, Pigs get slaughtered" - Jim Cramer (host of Mad Money) December 28th I made my buys for 2018, you can see the new portfolio by clicking the portfolio link on the web site or (Click Here). We had a good first week. Apparently the stock market doesn't care if I can spell. Thanks to those of you who caught a couple of dopey mistakes. Every Tweet a Crisis? Does it seem like every tweet is a call to observe yet another crisis. Frankly I'm exhausted by it all. And I'm not just

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