Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by David Baskin

By David Baskin   January 22, 2016 Some years, it is hard for investors to make money. As it turns out, 2015 was one of those years. Investors have a large and increasing menu of asset class choices. Take a look at the total returns (including dividends or interest) for some possible investment choices for last year: […]

Posted on January 14th, 2016 by David Baskin

By David Baskin January 14, 2016 This morning I met with a couple who became Baskin Wealth clients in January of 2003, now thirteen years ago. The wife had called me a few days ago, crying, concerned that all of their savings were going to be lost due to the ongoing market crash which she […]

Posted on December 31st, 2015 by Barry Schwartz

By Barry Schwartz December 31, 2015   We are neither market timers nor price forecasters. At Baskin Wealth Management we are investors, and therefore we are predominantly business analysts. We believe the path to successful investing requires us to understand what we buy for our clients at a fundamental level. As business analysts, we strive […]

Posted on December 13th, 2015 by David Baskin

By David Baskin December 13, 2015 Someone commented that stock markets were invented to teach investors humility, and what a good job they do! The one thing we can predict about the capital markets, without hesitation, is that they will surprise us. Every year something happens that we (and many or most others) simply didn’t […]

Posted on November 20th, 2015 by David Baskin

David Baskin November 20, 2015   Surfing the internet can be a great time-waster, and if your default mode is procrastination, a real danger. Yet, there are compensations. Every now and then, one stumbles upon something outstanding that makes the wasted minutes (or hours) seem worthwhile. I have attached, verbatim, a column written by Joshua […]

Posted on November 5th, 2015 by David Baskin

  By David Baskin, 11/5/2015 The great thing about the stock market is that it gives you a new price for every stock every second between 9:30am and 4:00pm every working day. The horrible thing about the stock market? It gives you a new price for every stock every second between 9:30am and 4:00pm every […]