Tag: losses loom large

Investing Is Simpler than You Think, Part 1: The Rise of Self-Directed Investing

I came of financial-career age at E*TRADE in the late 90s. The commercialization of the Internet was in its infancy back then, and so too was the world of online stockbrokers like E*TRADE and Schwab and Ameritrade and Datek (long ago hobbled and then subsumed into Ameritrade). At the juncture […]

Three Els

Popular investing talk these days is that the period from March 9, 2009 (the low of the market during the meltdown) through, say, mid-May, was the fastest/biggest up-move in the stock market ever. Or at least since The Depression. Or something like that. I haven’t researched the truth of that […]