A Recession Doesn’t Have To Mean Falling Prices

If someone mentions the word recession or depression, one of the first things that comes to mind is deflation, wherein nominal prices decrease. For example, when a $1,000,000 house falls to $650,000. Less common is associating a recession with rising prices.  When this happens in an economy, it’s called stagflation. This is a word that has gained […]

Habits and Success

Even if chance temporarily favors you, any progress would likely soon be lost if your habits are not in order. Most are an obvious product of their general environment, wherein if the markets are bullish, they are, and vice versa. Anti-speculative narratives may be adopted after the bull market ends, but usually not in a […]

The Social Value of Investing and Building a Valuable Resource

Investing Pioneer As a follow up to the last article, the net value over the long run of, lets say, the stream of informational/educational content on this website related to capital allocation (like buying shares), could potentially derive from a somewhat counter-cyclical consideration at times. Meaning, if trends in the markets arise, such as, say, a […]

The Pursuit of Outperformance

Investing Pioneer In providing content that may assist in improving your abilities concerning investing, I must say something is “missing” to a degree, that might be useful to acknowledge. For those who teach about, say, general personal finance (or better yet, non finance topics like engineering), they can say their underlying goal is to make […]

Is Investing in the Stock Market a Zero-Sum Game?

“My guiding principle is that prosperity can be shared. We can create wealth together. The global economy is not a zero-sum game.” -Julia Gillard Investing Pioneer  – 04/18/2023 – 12:50 PM EDT A zero-sum game is one in which there are an equal amount of winners and losers. If someone makes $1,000,000, someone else lost […]

Massachusetts Stimulus Checks and (62F) Tax Refunds

Stimulus and rebates on the way? Investing Pioneer  – 04/15/2023 – 9:00 PM EST Chapter 62F, a Massachusetts law established in 1986, requires the Department of Revenue to issue a credit directly back to taxpayers if overall tax revenue “exceed[s] an annual cap tied to wage and salary growth in the commonwealth”. (Source) The following […]

The Federal Reserve’s Effect on Stock Market Liquidity

The business cycle is no longer reflected in changes in stock market liquidity since the Greenspan era. Investing Pioneer  – 2/8/2023 – 1:38 PM EST The presence of a central bank has significant implications for the cycle of liquidity, and how that corresponds to the business cycle. From 1947 to 2008, a strong correlation between […]

Wealth Destruction in Times of Crisis: What It Is and What It Means

Investing Pioneer –  1/30/2023 – 1:28 PM EST As we enter the approaching economic storm, discussing the following concept I think is timely. The concept is wealth destruction. Take FTX. It went from the market valuing the assets at billions of dollars to a dissolution much faster than it was created. When value is destroyed, […]