How God Affects Your Portfolio (Part 2): Giving Someone Else’s Money Away

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The Nuremberg Laws were announced on September 15, 1935. Hitler’s government issued this hair-raising, grotesquely racist legislation which denied, among many other things, the right of Jews to marry Germans. The Confessing Church, which had broken away from the established state church due to an excess of state influence, held a synod shortly thereafter. A pastor named Dietrich Bonhoeffer thought this would be the perfect opportunity for the church to stand up against Hitler’s National Socialists.   But they did and said absolutely nothing. Read more of this post

How God Affects Your Portfolio (Part 1): Fear, Idolatry, and the Money Market Mantra

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“Stocks plunged Thursday in their single worst day since the 2008 financial crisis,” reported CNN Money yesterday.  The article continues, “The Dow tumbled 512 points — its ninth deepest point drop ever — as fear about the global economy spooked investors.”

Now, I have been told by businessmen, financial advisors, and stock-market gurus to buy low and sell high. I am no expert, but it seems like the people who are selling after the plunge has begun, even after it has erased all of their gains for the year, are ignoring this advice.  The question I have then is, “Why do the experts often not follow their own advice? Read more of this post

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