What Happens to the Stock Market During a Contested Presidential Election?

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a Presidential election this year. There is also a lot of talk about an undecided outcome on election day. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, many states have expanded absentee ballots, added mail-in requests, and extended early voting. President Trump has made repeated remarks that the results of…

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What We Know About Breonna Taylor’s Case and Death Mr. Walker told investigators that Ms. Taylor coughed and struggled to breathe for at least five minutes after she was shot, according to The Louisville Courier Journal. An ambulance on standby outside the apartment had been told to leave about an hour before the raid, counter to…

Should You Consider DAFs?

Lately, I’ve been having a lot of conversations about donor-advised funds (DAFs). DAFs are like mini private foundations, allowing an investor to take a charitable deduction upfront, invest the funds to grow tax-free, and distribute donations to charitable organizations in future years. When funded with appreciated securities instead of cash, an investor receives the double…

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The news took my breath away. America’s greatest champion for gender quality, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has died. There are no words to do her justice. As I rocked my baby girl to sleep tonight, I promised to tell her about this wonderful woman. Thank you Justice Ginsburg, thank you. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, champion of…

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Women fund managers beat men at stock picks, Goldman finds “Even after adjusting for risk, female-managed funds have outperformed their counterparts amid the pandemic-related market swings,” Goldman strategists led by David Kostin wrote in a note to clients. Women closing the pay gap with men, at least when newly hired Data from Brad Hershbein, an…

The Psychology of Money

I wrote a few weeks ago that Morgan Housel has written the finance book of the year. The Psychology of Money was released this week, and it is a must read. The book going straight the to top of my list that I recommend to any investor. Morgan is on a whirlwind of a book…

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Meet the woman who gave the world antiviral drugs Born in 1918 in Manhattan, Elion overcame early financial hardship and outright sexism to win the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, becoming only the fifth woman to do so. She shared the award with her longtime collaborator George Hitchings, who hired her in 1944…

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Women’s Equality Day is a reminder that the fight for women’s rights didn’t end with the 19th Amendment But the Women’s Strike for Equality was also an early crystalizing moment for conservative women and their allies. By the mid-1970s, feminists would be routinely squaring off against opponents over issues such as federally subsidized childcare, the…

My Husband is a Robinhood Trader

In early March, with the stock market in free fall, my husband and I began discussing our investment plan. Even though it was a scary time, the stock market was on sale. With our long time horizon, we recognized a buying opportunity. He has nagged me for years about individual stock picks, but my stock…

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100 Years of Women’s Suffrage – Melinda Gates, Ai-jen Poo and 9 other women on what the 19th Amendment means to them Mississippi didn’t agree to ratify the 19th Amendment until 1984. Trump pardons Susan B. Anthony Mr. Trump granted a full pardon for Anthony, a former teacher who spent five decades leading the women’s suffrage…