time in the market

Time In The Market, Not Market Timing

A lot of small investors spend a lot of time — far too much — worrying about their investments. They buy concentrated positions in a few shining stars and then hope. … Read more

Posted on May 21, 2015 by
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The Only Free Lunch In Investing

You’ve probably heard or read about all kinds of strategies that will make you rich investing. They go by many names, but they all follow the same basic idea: Zigging … Read more

Posted on May 14, 2015 by
what is a portfolio

Investing Basics: What Is A Portfolio?

Investing for the long term means you should own a portfolio of stocks, bonds and other types of investments. But why, and what is a portfolio, really? First, let’s consider … Read more

Posted on May 8, 2015 by
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Sell In May? June Swoon? Never Fear…

One of the longstanding idiosyncrasies of stock market investing is patterns. Human beings are keen on finding them, often where they don’t exist. Scientists even have a word for it: … Read more

Posted on May 1, 2015 by
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Index Investing In Down Markets

If the stock market fell 10% in the next week, what would you do? What if it fell 20% in a day? What then? These seem like wild questions, but it’s … Read more

Posted on April 24, 2015 by
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As Stocks Fade, Should I Go To Cash?

As U.S. stocks skid lower, the big question hanging in the air for many investors seemed to be: Should I sell and go to cash? Of course, that question is … Read more

Posted on April 17, 2015 by
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Show This Article To Someone Under 30

A significant number of young people are not investing in the stock market, and the implications of that fact are staggering: Like their parents before them, for many of them … Read more

Posted on April 10, 2015 by

Investing: Ride A Bull, Fend Off A Bear

By about this point, you are likely to begin running into columns online giving advice about what to do when the stock market enters yet another potential up year — … Read more

Posted on April 3, 2015 by
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Don’t Be A Retirement Saving ‘Dropout’

A new study points out a pretty scary statistic: Of middle-class kids who go to college, just 40% finish with a degree. If you’re a parent with young kids and … Read more

Posted on March 27, 2015 by
what is asset allocation

Investing Basics: What Is Asset Allocation?

Investment advisors often talk to their clients about “asset allocation” without much explanation. Too bad, because it’s worth your while as a retirement investor to understand what asset allocation is … Read more

Posted on March 19, 2015 by