permanent portfolio

Why You Need A Permanent Investment Portfolio

Investors often are tempted to change their investments over time, to sell one stock in favor of another or to choose one type of income investment over another. Why not … Read more

Posted on August 12, 2017 by
day trading

Investor Facts: What Is Day Trading?

Day trading is a form of short-term investing, defined by buying and selling a security within a few hours. Generally, investors seek to profit from long-term changes in the price … Read more

Posted on August 9, 2017 by
dow

Why Stocks Continue To Set Records

The Dow Jones Industrial Average just busted through 22,000 points, up from just 7,063 in 2009. Despite seeming bad news, stock investor see only positives. Sure, tensions are high with … Read more

Posted on August 4, 2017 by
earnings per share

Investor Facts: What Is Earnings Per Share?

Earnings per share is a company’s profit in dollars divided by outstanding shares. Owning shares of a company is a way to invest directly in economic growth. Each shareholder is … Read more

Posted on August 4, 2017 by
retirement income

Reality Check: Will You Have Enough Retirement Income?

Fidelity Investments, the giant brokerage firm, does a pretty good job at breaking down our collective retirement readiness, measured as retirement income. The most recent report from them shows that … Read more

Posted on August 1, 2017 by
stock

Investor Facts: What Is A Stock?

A stock is an investment in a corporation, usually traded on a public exchange. Companies must raise money to conduct business, make investments and otherwise finance growth. One way they … Read more

Posted on July 28, 2017 by
asset mix

The Right Asset Mix For Your Goals

Turn on cable TV news at any given moment during the business day and you will be inundated with investment recommendations. Buy stocks, sell stocks. Buy bonds, sell bonds. Avoid … Read more

Posted on July 21, 2017 by

Investor Facts: What Is Keynesian Economics?

Keynesian economics is the theory that government spending can offset slumps in private investment during an economic crisis. Named for British economist John Maynard Keynes, the core of Keynesian economics … Read more

Posted on July 19, 2017 by
bad news

Staying The Course When Bad News Strikes

The list of market crashes in the United States along is long and sobering. These include, just picking the highlights: 2010 Flash Crash 2007-2008 Financial Crisis Sept. 11 Aftermath 2000 … Read more

Posted on July 14, 2017 by
private equity

Investor Facts: What Is Private Equity?

Private equity is an investment made directly into a company, rather than through a public stock exchange. Most investors are used to thinking of common stocks as the way to … Read more

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