Early 2019 Bounce In The Market

At MegaCorp, I worked with a Finance Director who use to quip that “good numbers make good meetings”.  He was right – when sales and profits are up, meetings and decisions come easy.  It’s a good time! While we have always been long-term investors, the living is easy when the market and our portfolio are growing as well.  While we are only two months into … Continue reading Early 2019 Bounce In The Market

Second FIRE Anniversary – Financial Tracking Update

I got an email from a friend from high school recently asking how our early retirement financials are holding up since it has been two years since our FIRE escape.  He wanted to know if we were trending over or under our projections.  Stated another way, he said “I want to know if I can retire!”  🙂 After reading his note, I realized that I … Continue reading Second FIRE Anniversary – Financial Tracking Update

Who Owns The Stock Market?

Many people think of the stock markets as being owned by fat-cat rich people like Mr. Monopoly. I recently ran across an ARTICLE on Business Insider with a great chart showing how much ownership of the $25T US market has changed over the years. You can see there has been a significant democratization of US equities with a tremendous share of company ownership in employee … Continue reading Who Owns The Stock Market?