I’m a firm believer that investments should have expected future cash flow. True investors should “expect” to be compensated for delaying gratification and taking risk (ie uncertainty). If an “investment” doesn’t have future expected cash flow, it is not an investment. Rather, it is a speculative guess. These speculative guesses are based purely on the…

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It’s in the news: “Inflation is on the rise!” So what? We haven’t had high inflation in a long time. If we experience short-term inflation related to COVID supply chain issues, that’s not too bad. If we experience long-term inflation and price increases are “here to stay” for a while, then investors should make sure…

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Let’s be honest – most of us don’t really understand inflation. The dictionary defines inflation as: 1“a continuing rise in the general price level usually attributed to an increase in the volume of money and credit relative to available goods and services.” In a nutshell, inflation is when prices go up. But why is that…

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We all know that US stocks have significantly outperformed international stocks in recent years. Because of this and the fact that many US based multinationals are major players in the world economy, many clients have asked whether international diversification is unnecessary. Not at all. A few reasons to continue investing internationally: International stocks represent about…

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A basic step in almost any financial plan is to save cash and hold it in a savings account for an emergency. I think we would all agree this is a good idea. This is a form of insurance. We pay money for life, health and disability insurance. These COST us money. Holding cash in…

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