Summer Reading

Now that Hurricane Florence has swept away the last remnants of the season, I wanted to share my summer reading with you. For context, it should be noted that I’m a big reader.  Whether it’s reading a few chapters before falling asleep or listening to an audiobook during my morning commute, I typically touch a few different books every day.  And it’s not unusual for me to be in the midst of reading up to three books at a time.  My wife frequently complains about my Amazon book-buying habits and the fact that our apartment “simply cannot hold any more books” (note: this was about 30 books ago).  While it’s true that our little Durham apartment is starting to burst at the seams, I wholeheartedly believe in the importance of reading and continuous learning. … More Summer Reading

The Case for Tegna (NYSE:TGNA)

Television broadcasting is not a sexy industry.  In an era that is increasingly focused on digital media, cord-cutting, and over-the-top (OTT) content, many people no longer value the importance of local television broadcasting. It is not surprising then, that broadcasters have suffered from falling stock prices.  Tegna is certainly no exception – so why am I so bullish? … More The Case for Tegna (NYSE:TGNA)

Diversification & Risk

A portfolio should not be so heavily concentrated in any one particular area of focus or industry sector. Even the best ideas can turn sour or stagnate for long periods of time, so it is imperative to use various diversification methods to manage risk.

That being said, it is also critical to not over-diversify. The last thing you want to do is to hold so many different positions, across so many industries, that your portfolio is essentially its own index, mirroring the movement of the broader market. … More Diversification & Risk