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It Doesn’t Matter If Stocks Go Up Or Down

Investing is an interesting endeavor. You buy an investment on the expectation of it going up. You then have to sell or you never realize the full benefit of waiting. … Read more

Posted on October 20, 2017 by
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Investor Facts: What Is Automatic Rebalancing?

Automatic rebalancing is the automated buying and selling of investments in a portfolio. Many retirement-oriented investment plans offer automatic rebalancing. Automatic rebalancing means the portfolio periodically reverts to a specific … Read more

Posted on October 20, 2017 by
risk

Has The Stock Market Created A Risk Problem In Your Portfolio?

You hear a lot of rules of thumb on asset allocation. “Own your age in bonds” and similar ideas, usually meant to lower your risk from a sharp move downward … Read more

Posted on October 13, 2017 by
fundamental analysis

Investor Facts: What Is Fundamental Analysis?

Fundamental analysis is a synonym for stock analysis, that is, the study of a company’s prospects as an investment. Investors who choose to purchase stocks can choose to buy broad … Read more

Posted on October 13, 2017 by
strong investors

Five Things Mentally Strong Investors Do

Saving money is really tough, marathon-running tough for some people. The reason why, according to psychologists, is something called the “hedonic treadmill.” No, it’s not a training device for marathoners. … Read more

Posted on October 7, 2017 by
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Investor Facts: What Is The Consumer Price Index?

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is an official government statistic that measures inflation. Inflation expresses the rising cost of living. Governments track inflation by following a selection of goods and … Read more

Posted on October 5, 2017 by
frugality

Frugality Is The First Step Toward Financial Success

You’ve probably hard that you should save more. And you’re heard that the best way is to “pay yourself first.” Paying yourself first is actually the easy part. If you … Read more

Posted on September 29, 2017 by
annuity

Investor Facts: What Is An Annuity?

An annuity is a contract that takes in cash and then pays a fixed income stream to its holder for a set period of time. As retirement nears, the shift … Read more

Posted on September 29, 2017 by
invest

Invest Like An MBA — Get Someone Else To Pay For It

A fundamental lesson of business school is that the best kind of financing is free financing using OPM — Other People’s Money. You see this all the time in business. … Read more

Posted on September 22, 2017 by
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Investor Facts: What Is A Joint Account?

A joint account is an asset or account with more than one owner. For a variety of reasons, financial accounts might be owned by more than one person. Usually, this … Read more

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