Category Archives: Investments

I Don’t Get the Hype About The Facebook IPO

A few friends have asked me what I thought about The Facebook IPO and I don’t really get the excitement.  First thing first, it has been way too long since I talked about things I don’t get!  Some past examples include “I don’t Get why People Say they Don’t Want to be Wealthy“; “I don’t… Continue Reading

An Example of Why I am Not Sure I believe in The Efficient Market Hypothesis

Every morning I watch CNBC as I get ready for work in the morning.  I think the best part of the show, Squawk Box, are the guests and interviewees.  They literally have everyone on from the CEOs of some of the biggest companies in the world to Presidential hopefuls.  There is nothing like when the… Continue Reading

When Building a Dividend Portfolio Should The Dividend Pay Date Matter?

I was reviewing my income received the other day for my dividend account and after realizing it is way too low I had a quick thought…should it matter when dividends are paid by the companies I am investing in? Should the payment date of the dividend actually come into consideration when choosing individual dividend stocks… Continue Reading

What is a Stand-Alone Living Benefit? Guaranteed Income Without an Annuity?

I was intrigued when I came across a product called a Stand-Alone Living Benefit (SALBs) which promises lifetime income without having to actually buy a fixed or variable annuity.  It is often said that necessity is the mother all invention and so with more and more baby boomers changing their strategy from accumulating assets to… Continue Reading

What is SIPC? Stanford Case Set to Challenge What is Eligible

Anyone with some type of broker account has seen the term, “Insured by SIPC” but what does that mean? Is it like your bank account being FDIC Insured? In short, No.  The “I” in SIPC is often confused for insurance, but it actually stands for Investor. The Securities Investor Protection Corporation otherwise known as SIPC… Continue Reading