What's This All About?
I'm not a fan of the word "blog", so let's think of this as a journal or dumpster of periodic mental ramblings. That should set expectations appropriately. Welcome to the Market Rubbernecker! Perhaps I should say, "Welcome back to the Market Rubbernecker!" This is actually the second iteration of the MR. The first was birthed over a decade ago. It was a long-forgotten era, a time before every single human being became an instant expert on economics, politics, finance, make-up, cupcakes, video games, viruses... I hope to buck the trend and stick to topics I'm at least marginally qualified to discuss. Finance and cupcakes it is.
I've developed a few ground rules for MR 2.0 based on my experience with MR 1.0 and observation.
I have no set time line for writing. I realize that you're probably staring at your Inbox, anxiously waiting for any new information about cupcakes, but, look, I'm really busy. Research and portfolio management take up a lot of my time. I also enjoy spending time with my daughter and gal pal, running, eating, sleeping, and bathing. I really do enjoy the writing, but I don't exist to "create content."
I'm not going to write much about specific stocks/securities or get into the weeds about how our portfolios are structured. If I do mention that I like or own a security, don't expect me to tell you when I sell it or my opinion changes. That's on you. It's also what my clients pay for, and you're diving in a free dumpster. If you're interested in a non-traditional investment adviser, check out the rest of the website.
At least for now, I've disabled commenting. I'm sure you have a great point or rebuttal that you'd love to share with me and posterity. The problem isn't you. It's me. I love a good back-and-forth as much as anyone. No, I love it so much more than you. It's borderline unhealthy. Alas, I'm aware of this handicap, and, as mentioned above, I'm really busy. We're just going to plug up the commenting rabbit hole for the time being, so I can continue to be a functioning adult.
You don't have to be here. If you don't like the writing or opinions or font, just stop reading. Don't put yourself through this unpleasant experience. Go for a walk. Read a book. Play with your kids. Make some cupcakes. Share your feelings and frustrations on your own blog. You don't have your own a blog yet? That's just sad.
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Market Rubbernecker is the blog/commentary site for Aspera Financial, LLC, an independent, fee-only investment adviser based in Cary and Boone, NC. We offer investment management and financial planning services to clients throughout the U.S.