Its been about 2.5 months since my last post and after some consideration as to whether continue blogging or not I’ve decided to keep at it.
I was recently inspired by a recent Frontline documentary called ‘The Retirement Gamble”. You can watch it on-line here. Its well worth your time. Two things really struck me in the piece:
- How little most people know about basic investing and retirement. When you’ve been at investing for a while and build up a base of knowledge it’s easy to forget the lack of basic knowledge out there. There is such a dearth of basic knowledge out there in particular about retirement.
- The morons and/or bold faced liars that run some of the biggest investment outfits. I almost fell out of my chair during one of the interviews in the documentary where the head of investments or something or other from one huge investment shop says that she is not aware of the research that says that most mutual funds fail to outperform the market! No, really. I’m not kiding. Go watch it.
Well, these two did it for me. If I can do anything, even a little bit, to help some people learn about retirement and investing and avoid some of the biggest mistakes and traps out there then I will feel pretty damn good.
So, I’ll start writing again but with a slight twist. More of my posts will reflect what I am currently doing with my investments. You’ll see a combination of long term focused posts and a lot of shorter term, even trading type, posts.
Lets see how it goes.
Full Disclaimer - Nothing on this site should ever be considered advice, research or the invitation to buy or sell securities. These are my personal opinions only.