Skip this Movie: Why This Year’s Top-Performing Stock is a Good Example of Misguided Speculation

Crime novelist Catherine Aird observed, "If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." This seems to be the role of AMC Entertainment, the movie theater chain whose stock has soared in recent months. Earlier this year, as pandemic restrictions took their toll [...]

By |September 28th, 2021|Categories: Financial Market, Investment Management, Theus Wealth Advisors|0 Comments

The Tumultuous History of the Last Weekend of Summer

Image from This coming Labor Day will be characterized by backyard barbecues, back-to-school sales, and many employees enjoying the federal holiday. But few people will stop to consider what this day represents in the transformation of what it means to be an average worker in America. And [...]

By |August 31st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Warning to Younger Investors

When you've lived a few years, you come to appreciate the truth of statements like: "The house always wins." "In a gold rush, the only one guaranteed to get rich is the guy selling the shovels." And . . . "Any 'exclusive' investment advertised as a 'sure thing' probably isn't [...]

By |August 24th, 2021|Categories: Investment Management|0 Comments

Risk Amplified

According to Yahoo Finance, the number of Americans trading individual stocks has grown during the pandemic. A survey the finance site conducted last fall found that 33% of people holding stock indicate that they've been trading more since the pandemic began. And a similar number said they're trading individual stocks more, [...]

By |August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Investment Management|0 Comments

Hiding in Plain Sight

In his classic detective story The Purloined Letter, Edgar Allen Poe tells how an embarrassing letter has been stolen (purloined) from the French Queen to be used for blackmail. The authorities believe they know who took it, and order a thorough search of his apartment. The police detectives pull up the carpet, [...]

By |July 27th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Secret to Warren Buffett’s Success

It's hard to think of a more all-American investor than Warren Buffett. His company, Berkshire-Hathaway, is located not on one of the coasts but in Omaha, Nebraska. The firm's wholly-owned subsidiaries include such heartland favorites as Kraft Heinz, Dairy Queen, and See's Candies. But more importantly, Buffett has embodied the [...]

By |July 13th, 2021|Categories: Investment Management|0 Comments
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