Facts of Investing – Which Fits You?

By Adams Financial Concepts | March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

   

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Tulips, Bubbles, and Bitcoin

By Adams Financial Concepts | March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

It is tulip season in Mt. Vernon, and for me that brings to mind a book. One of the classic investment books is Extraordinary Popular Delusions and Other Madness of the Crowd by Charles Mackay. Despite being first published in 1841, it is one of those books that I think […]

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2017 In Review

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of the things that I believe sets me apart from other talking heads commenting on the state of the markets is that I hold myself accountable for my predictions. 2017 is over now, and that means that most people are talking about 2018, and prepared to let bygones be […]

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When To Sell a Stock

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

I got my MBA at Carnegie Mellon University back when it was Carnegie Institute of Technology, and the MBA was called a Master of Science in Industrial Administration. Carnegie is located in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, where the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers meet to former the Ohio River. In those days, one […]

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Potemkin Village

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In my opinion Modern Portfolio Theory is a Potemkin Village. What does that mean? In the 1700s Catherine the Great, ruler of Russia, invited a number of foreign dignitaries to visit Russia. But in viewing the countryside she saw the villages of Russia were unimpressive to say the least. So, she […]

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Oil and Commodities Drop

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

2016 has been off to a rough start – in fact it is the worst start in history and for many, 2016 is stirring up memories of 2008. I believe that this fear is unfounded and stemming from misinterpreting the oil and commodities drop. They are symptoms, I believe, of […]

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Mute the T.V.

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

As of January 14, the stock market had its worst start in history. Are we headed to another 2008? NO! In fact, I believe we will probably see a decent to very good market in 2016. But is that what you will hear during the presidential and congressional campaigns? No, […]

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Let’s Play A Game

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Imagine you are invited to play a game. You are given $20,000, and can bet $1,000, you win based on the flip of a coin. Heads, you would win $1,500; tails, you lose your $1,000 bet. Imagine you agree to the game and bet $1,000. The coin comes up tails. […]

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January 2016

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

The outlook and predictions for 2016 are, frankly, awful. Between oil prices dropping, China’s repeated troubles, and the market opening only to drop 400 points, no one seems to have anything good to say about 2016. But how accurate is all the doom and gloom? Last December, Richard Bernstein published […]

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Chinese Mercantilism and Yuan Devaluation

By Adams Financial Concepts | January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Only 40 years ago, China was an agricultural nation, and yet in what seems like no time at all they have become the world’s second largest economy – second only to the US. How is this possible? I have drawn the comparison both on About Money and on my blog […]

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