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Everything listed under: Kevin Coyle

  • November 2018

    Email Us  Transcript Kevin - Greetings, Kevin Coyle and John Finley, November 14th, market update. So, John we had an October decline which is not a great shock.John - October's the most volatile month on average and when there's volatility, stocks tend to go down. And stocks around the world went down in October, not just the U.S., down about 7%.In the U.S.   Read More...

  • August 2018

    Email Us  Transcript Kevin Coyle: Greetings. Kevin Coyle, John Finley, Augusts 2018 update. Markets have almost recovered to their January of 2018 peaks.   Read More...

  • May 2018

    Email Us  |  View Transcript & ChartsTranscriptKevin: Hello, John Finley, Kevin Coyle, May 2018 market update. Maybe start with a quick recap of how we've done year-to-date, John, and over the last year.John: Year-to-date, we're about flat, but year-over-year, we're still up double digits, about 14% in the U.S. The market hit a new high on January 26th, but we're down about 6% from that.Kevin: We've had a lot more volatility than usual.   Read More...

  • November 2017

    Email UsOf Pigeons, Information & Interest RatesHave you ever noticed how pigeons walks? Their heads bob back and forth with each step they take. Although I consider myself a recreational bird watcher (as opposed to an actual birder), I never gave this behavior any thought until I read a fascinating book: Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life, by physicist Helen Czerski.   Read More...

  • August 2017

    Email UsWhat’s (Not) Up With Interest Rates?Credit is the lifeblood of any healthy economy and the price of credit (or the cost of borrowing) is measured by the annual rate of interest charged. There are as many different rates of interest as there are types of credit available. For example, consider borrowing from a bank to purchase an automobile.   Read More...

  • May 2017

    Email UsDIVERSIFIED OR CONCENTRATED?When it comes to stock investing, investors often ask if is it better to hold a well-diversified portfolio of hundreds of stocks or a concentrated portfolio of, say, 20 or 30 stocks? The answer may not be as clear-cut as you think. Let’s look at what academic research might have to teach us.The Case for DiversificationThe essence of diversification is captured by the old adage that we shouldn’t put all of our eggs into one basket.   Read More...

  • February 2017

    Email UsPassive versus Active InvestingThe recent unseasonably warm weather and complete absence of snow this year in the Chicago area has been a very pleasant surprise. Flowers are pushing up through the soil and many migrating bird species have arrived a bit earlier than normal.What’s not so surprising is the ongoing debate in investment circles about the relative merits of active versus passive investing. Passive investing refers to the use of mutual funds or exchange traded funds that replic...  Read More...

  • December 2016

    Email UsThe human impulse to make predictions about future events is understandable, and is another thing that separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom (along with the need we have for meaning and purpose). I can’t imagine that my pet Border Collie ever worries about where her next meal will come from or if there will ever be another frisbee toss coming her way. But for us humans, there are any number of things we can choose to worry about, and that worry is always focused in the future....  Read More...