Like Buffett, Pick Investments That Last Forever

Warren Buffett is famous for saying that his favorite holding period for stocks is “forever.” Like many of his quips, it’s good for a laugh but also contains a kernel … Read more

Posted on September 11, 2014 by
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Want Better Returns? Stop Trying So Hard

There’s a certain zen quality to investing that far too many people miss. That point was brought home recently in an exchange between two money observers on a Bloomberg Radio program. … Read more

Posted on September 10, 2014 by

5 Things You Can Control In Investing

A lot about retirement investing can be depressing. Stocks rise, and we worry about when they will fall. Stocks fall, and we worry about when they might rise. It can … Read more

Posted on September 1, 2014 by
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Why Money Is Pouring Into Passive Investments

The Wall Street Journal recently covered an interesting trend in investing: People are trying hard to not do it anymore. Which is not to say they aren’t trying to save … Read more

Posted on August 29, 2014 by
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Retirement Investing And Four-Letter Words

The four-letter word that comes to mind most quickly when one thinks of retirement investing is probably “save” followed quickly by “more.” But I have another word in mind — … Read more

Posted on August 27, 2014 by
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Worried About The Bull Market? Don’t Be

Traders like to say that bull markets “climb a wall of worry.” What they mean is that bad news is a constant and, often, unrelated to a rising market. Sure, … Read more

Posted on August 25, 2014 by

Stocks Keep Rising, Should You Worry?

Remember riding waves at the beach as a kid? The water seemed so powerful, and every swell that pitched up offshore was “the big one,” the wave that was going … Read more

Posted on August 1, 2014 by
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Retirement: Stop Trading And Start Investing

What are you trying to accomplish as an investor, really? It could be the most important question you will ever ask yourself, at least it terms of your money. The … Read more

Posted on July 30, 2014 by

It’s The First Day Of The Rest Of Your Investing Life

You know the old grade-school joke, I’m sure. “What day is it?” Answer: “The first day of the rest of your life.” Corny, I know, but thought-provoking as well. The … Read more

Posted on June 23, 2014 by
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Retire On Time Using Ivy League Investing Smarts

If you have followed investing over the past 10 years or so, you’ve probably heard about the Ivy League approach to portfolio management. Truth be told, those high-end investment committees do some … Read more

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