SKV Writings
Believe History Not Headlines
“Investors” keep perspective, and believe history not headlines.
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Earnings. Earnings. And Earnings.
The S&P 500 was 93 in January 1, 1966, the year of my birth. It is around 2250 today. (and that doesn’t include dividends!)
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Ten Years Ago
As difficult as this bear market was, there is still a very positive takeaway—the declines were temporary.
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Performance Chasing
Further discussion about "performance chasing"...
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Stock Tournament
Chasing performance is perhaps the biggest behavioral mistake one can make when it comes to investing ...
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This Market is Different
Michael's response to a recent WSJ "doom and gloom" article ...
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Protecting the Downside
As you know, I think it is very important to protect the downside with your portfolio by being highly diversified ...
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Faith. Discipline. Patience.
Can you guess which word in the SKV mantra is my favorite?
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Pessimism Pundits
That whole ride up in the late 1990’s, and the horrible crash fortified within me a commitment that I would
never let my clients get caught up in future new-era euphoria or apocalyptic fear.
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Behavior Management
We speak often about the importance of behavior management when it comes to stock investing.
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This Too Shall Pass
If I could only share a few charts on investing this would definitely be one of them ...
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SKV’s Sweet Sixteen
You are not designed to be a successful investor. You are human ... money is an emotional topic ...
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Time, not Timing
Focus on buy and hold for the long term ...
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What to do in 2017
Tie yourselves to the masts, good people, for here comes the annual siren song of predicting next year’s markets ...
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Brexit
How are you holding up with all the “Brexit” noise? Uncertainty seems to trigger a sell reflex.
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Divorce Preparation
Five important things I encourage people preparing for divorce to do.
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Death or Disability Considerations
What would happen if your ex-spouse died or was disabled?
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Separation or Divorce
The financial pros and cons of getting divorced versus a separation.
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529 Accounts
Couples with kids generally have two savings buckets - retirement and college.
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College Savings
Most colleges examine only the income and assets of the custodial parent ...
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Home
Divorce property settlements can often blur the lines between "value"" and "worth" ...
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Payor vs. Payee
Upfront lump sum payment in lieu of periodic alimony payments?
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QDRO
Stop, drop, don’t roll! (to an IRA.) ...
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Social Security and Family Law
Spousal Social Security benefits eligibility ...
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The Big "D"
Many divorcees were dissatisfied with their financial settlements according to a recent national survey ...
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Social Security Tidbits - Fall 2017
More tips related to Social Security ...
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Social Security Tidbits - Spring 2018
A few tips related to Social Security ...
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