Managing your financial life is not just about money.

Archives for Investments

An Unpredictable Market

According to Investopedia the definition of a bubble is “ a surge in equity (stock) prices, often more than warranted by fundamentals…”. investorwords.com defines a volatile market as “unpredictable and vigorous changes in price within the stock market”. For purposes of this essay, we will be discussing downward volatility, which is bad. For some reason, people generally don’t mind upward volatility
Read More

Discussing A Volatile Market

We all need help being money-smart. Each of our Marshfield Mariner articles allow the team from McNamara Financial to tackle an issue that will build your financial planning skills. This week, Mike McNamara talks about the downward volatility in the stock market.
Read More

The Future of Bonds

It's hard to say what the future of Bonds is. Here's a few thoughts on the Fed and what may happen over the next few years.
Read More

Maybe It’s You

When it comes to investing, many folks have had bad experiences that have left them disappointed, mad or just plain scared. Mike offers some real world examples of bad investment behavior.
Read More

Is Now a Good Time to Invest?

Well, invest in what? The U.S. stock market? International stocks? Bonds? For the purpose of this article, let’s focus on the U.S. stock market. I think that’s what a lot of people think of when they say “the market”.
Read More

The Stock Market Store

Let’s talk about the stock market, and how it is basically irrelevant to an investor. First, let’s define what a stock is. A stock is partial ownership of a company. When a company is profitable, it will share its profits with its shareholders in the form of dividends.
Read More