Can You Time Investing In The Stock Market?

Image of Salvador Dali Clock painting with Lockstep Investing Logo and the words "Can you time the market": Represents an article about if it is possible to time your investments into the market by looking at how your investment would if you invested it at the beginning of any month for a total of 10 years going back to 1988

We received a question from a community member regarding the recent stock market rally and the noise surrounding a possible tech bubble. Specifically, the member wants to know if now is the time to continue adding monthly to the stock market or if it’s better to hold cash and wait. In other words, should one […]

How To Value A Rental Property

In this article we discuss how to value a property intended to generate rental income. Using a very simple example, we intro how to go about thinking of return on investment (ROI) if you are considering investing in property. This article is for educational purposed only.   Return of a Rental Property vs Primary Residence […]

Focus on Value Not Price

In this article, we discuss the pitfalls of focusing on price when investing. Instead, we argue that we should focus on the value of an asset, not its price.   Price Tells Your Very Little If you peruse the current financial news (January 2024), you’ll likely encounter headlines proclaiming, ‘S&P 500 closes at new record […]

When To Sell Shares?

We conducted our inaugural webinar for Portfolio Members yesterday, featuring engaging discussions on various topics. One notable question from a member focused on when to sell shares in a stock. You’ll be surprised how common a problem this is among investors. We therefore wanted to share our insights.   At Lockstep, we sell shares for […]

Be Careful Investing In Trends

In this post, we explore how investing in Electric Vehicle (EV) companies just because EVs are trending doesn’t guarantee success. It is far better to understand how a company makes its revenue and the economics of that business rather than because everyone else thinks it is a good idea: EV manufacturer Rivian’s (RIVN) share price […]

Investing Principles to Increase Success

This post briefly touches on a few of Lockstep’s core investing principles. Sticking to investing principles increases the rate of success and lowers the risk of being forced to sell: During this turbulent market, our primary objective is to safeguard the money we invest. While we certainly have the option to wait until conditions improve, […]

Lessons in Investing: Speculating vs. Investing

A recent Wall Street Journal article discussed the rise of short-term options trading among retail (individual) investors, revealing that most retail traders tend to experience financial losses. This phenomenon underscores the crucial distinction between speculation and investing. Speculation Speculation is, in essence, gambling, where the odds of winning are stacked against you despite the belief […]

The Insanity of the Stock Market

(As published on Biznews) As soon as people hear what I do for a profession, the common line of questioning goes something like this; “Given what you do, is now a good time to buy?” “Is now a good time to sell?” “Given all that is going on in the world, should I be in […]