Month: January 2012

The Dow Is Not The Market

It’s simply amazing to me that anyone refers to the Dow Jones Industrial Average as a benchmark for stocks–especially otherwise savvy, smart investors! This index does a horrible job emulating the behavior of the stock market as a whole.  I refuse to acknowledge it.  When someone asks me, “How did the Dow do today?” my

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Market Message Retrospective: My Best and Worst Advice of 2011

Before I can start the New Year and the continuation of our investment related messages and blog posts (www.valentineventures.com/blog), I’d like to look back at my advice from the year just completed.  I’m a firm believer in self-reflection and what better time to do so than the end of the year.  This video looks at

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