Articles by Nick Massey

About Nick Massey

Nick Massey is President of Massey Financial Services in Edmond, Oklahoma. Nick can be reached at www.nickmassey.com. Investment advice offered through Householder Group Estate and Retirement Specialists, a registered investment advisor.

The forgotten man always pays

By Nick Massey | September 7, 2021

In 1883, Yale Professor of Political Economy and Sociology William Graham Sumner wrote an essay that could easily have been written for today. He wrote against the so-called “progressives” of his day and defended what was then called “classical liberalism.”

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Lessons from Leonardo Fibonacci

By Nick Massey | August 3, 2021

When I was a young stockbroker and commodities trader in the late 1970s, I became aware of a mathematical formula called Fibonacci ratios. What a great Italian name! It just rolls off the tongue like it should be a great Italian dish or a fine wine instead of mathematics.

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Hyperinflation? No way!

By Nick Massey | July 6, 2021

Well, we all knew this was coming—I mean, the people running around like crazies screaming about hyperinflation and what you need to do to protect yourself. Usually, it means that you need to buy gold, silver, Bitcoin, or some other thing that will “protect you” from the inflation boogeyman. Please stop, take a deep breath,…

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When should you take social security?

By Nick Massey | June 1, 2021

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “When should I start taking my social security?” Like most people, I’m sure you paid a lot into the system over your working lifetime, and you want to get the maximum amount for the longest period of time. So, do you take the benefits early,…

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Too much news could affect your investments

By Nick Massey | May 4, 2021

Most people think that information is a good thing and more is better. While generally true, there comes a point when too much news can be harmful to your investment performance, unless it’s coming from me, of course. Between numerous financial news outlets, both in print and on TV, there is no shortage of financial…

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Is the bond market anticipating inflation?

By Nick Massey | April 6, 2021

There has been a considerable amount of talk lately about potential higher inflation coming, and the anticipation of that has been reflected in the bond market. In early 2020, before any of us had ever heard the word Covid or Pandemic, the yield on the U.S. 10 year Treasury bond was approximately 1.75 percent. As…

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Lessons on short selling

By Nick Massey | March 2, 2021

As I write this (February 5, 2021), much of the recent news has been about the big hedge funds suffering big losses due to the little guys’ collective buying power. You can say that it is a little bit of a David vs. Goliath story, and everybody is rooting for David. By the time this…

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What happens to tax rates now?

By Nick Massey | February 2, 2021

Finally! The elections are over. Whether you liked the outcome or not, most people are relieved it’s over. Hopefully, we can soon go back to focusing on other problems. The million-dollar question now (or should I say the trillion-dollar question) is what will be the impact on taxes? While much of that remains to be…

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What happens to all the empty office space?

By Nick Massey | January 5, 2021

Now that we have been dealing with the COVID-19 global pandemic for almost a year, we’re starting to see a disturbing office space usage pattern. This could have profound implications on commercial real estate values in the future. I don’t claim to be any kind of real estate expert, but logic, supply, and demand calculations…

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Post-election market thoughts

By Nick Massey | December 1, 2020

I try not to get too political in my commentaries and prefer to stick with economics, demographics, and the effects of all that on the markets. But this time I need to stray a little bit. For those whose political leanings are far to the left or right, I’m not trying to start a fight…

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