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“Wait, I’m Confused!”   

    By: Jack K. Riashi, Jr., CFP® It’s crazy to think we experienced the fastest market decline to a full-on bear market back in March, when the U.S. stock market fell 20% in just 22 days and fell 30% in 30 days. But, since March 23, the market has moved in the other direction […]

    By: Jack K. Riashi, Jr., CFP® The first quarter of 2020, or, the first quarter of a new decade, will go down in history as being one of the worst quarters in market history due to a global health pandemic.  This is not the kind of historic achievement we care to remember. We […]

Beating the Bear (Market!)

    By: Jack K. Riashi, Jr., CFP® This past week was so unusual that it may well have been the first week ever where every day was one of the 100 best or worst days for the S & P 500 Index since 1928!  It also ended one of the longest bull markets in […]

Stay Calm During Market Corrections

    By: Jack K. Riashi, Jr., CFP® As I write this blog, markets are reeling from concerns over the coronavirus that seems to be spreading beyond Asia, where it originated.  The number of people infected has risen to about 50,000 while the number who have died has surpassed other virus’ deaths like SARS that […]

Portfolio Moves to Consider Before Year-End

  by: Jack K. Riashi, Jr., CFP® As of this writing, stock markets are hitting all-time highs amid signs the economy is not quite as dire as some thought and recent progress on the U.S./China trade negotiations.  The Dow Jones Industrial, S & P 500 and NASDAQ indices are all in record territory!  In my […]

What?? Index Investing Has Flaws?

By Jack K. Riashi, Jr., CFP® Index investing has become so popular over the past few years that it has nearly become a household name! It seems you can’t read anything online or in financial print that doesn’t highlight the virtues of index mutual funds as the primary investment vehicle in portfolios. The main thrust […]

Markets Hitting New Highs—Now What?

By Jack K. Riashi, Jr., CFP® As I write this commentary, most of the popular stock market averages are on the verge of reaching their all-time highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high of 18,300 back in May 2015. The   S & P 500 Index hit its high in the same […]

The “Best Investments” for 2016

By Jack K. Riashi, Jr. CFP® This is the time of the year when popular financial magazines produce their “Best Investments” lists for the New Year. Many of these articles include comments from professionals from all corners of the investment world including fund managers, advisors, and even hedge funds. Unfortunately, while well-intended, I think the […]

   By Jack K. Riashi, Jr. ®, Financial Advisor   By now, investors have probably received their August brokerage statements and have one of two reactions: 1. OMG! This is a disaster and I have to figure out what I should do to prevent further declines. 2. Okay, let me get a grip and realize […]

By Jack K. Riashi, Jr., CFP® Financial Advisor Ford Motor Company made a surprise announcement that they would be removing the Fidelity Contrafund from their multi-billion dollar employee 401(k) plan effective after the market close on September 2, 2015.  I say a surprise announcement because Contrafund had been part of Ford’s plan for many years, […]

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