Gerardo's Advice for Life

May 5th, 2022 by Gerardo Cappelli

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It Pays to Stay Invested

"Stay Invested".  History shows that the most difficult thing to do when markets fall is the best thing you can do for your portfolio.   Of course we talking about porfolios with a longer time horizon, but our fear of losing money can lead to withdrawal of capital at the wrong time.  Take a look at the charts and articles.

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Asset Allocation Strategy - May 2022

The news has not been very bright lately with the continuing Russian invasion, China lockdowns, rising interest rates and mounting inflation.  But valuations suggest that a significant amount of uncertainty is already discounted in equity prices.  

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What's the Environmental Impact of Cryptocurrency

Already, investors are nervous about cryptocurrency, but one major flaw may turn off potential investors.  Cryptocurrency mining is highly energy-intensive.  About 37 kilotons of electronic waste are produced annually as a byproduct of Bitcoin mining.  Are there alternatives?


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Personalize your Online Account

Some of us have different accounts for different purposes. You can login to your online account and create nicknames for your accounts like: Kids Account or Travel.  You can also choose a customized home page for what you would like to view when you login.


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Harvest to Table

As the weather gets nicer, I start planning what I need to add to the garden.  Donna always has a list of herbs she would like and last year, we did a crop of hot chilies.  Whether you have a little space, like a sunny windowsill or a large backyard, I find it extremely gratifying to watch plants grow and even better when they feed us.  This website is a good resource for growing vegetables and herbs.

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Iconic Eats in Kensington Market

I know events are slowing starting up again and I will post more of those next month.  However, during the pandemic, every weekend, we would just take long walks in different parts of the city and we have continued that even as things open up.  Last weekend we walked in Chinatown and stopped in Kensington market for tacos and sour cherry pie from Wanda's Pie in the Sky. A perfect weekend walk.

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