beat the stock market

The Danger In Beating The Stock Market

Hire a financial advisor and you are likely to hear one of two sales pitches: Either “I can beat the market” or “Your money will grow faster with active management.” … Read more

Posted on July 15, 2016 by
retirement investor

What Kind Of Retirement Investor Are You?

We all have different approaches to money, understandably so. A lot of it has to do with who your parents are and how you are raised. Depression-era folks are famously … Read more

Posted on June 30, 2016 by
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You Should Think Less About Retirement, Not More

The data on retirement saving is stupefying. Many of us will never retire, studies suggest. Half of Americans have no savings set aside at all and instead spend every cent they earn. … Read more

Posted on June 17, 2016 by
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Gold Talk Resurges, But What Does The Data Show?

The one thing you can count on, besides death and taxes, is that someone somewhere will try to talk you into owning gold instead of stocks and bonds. The reasons … Read more

Posted on June 10, 2016 by
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What To Do When Nobody Is Buying Stocks

Summer vacation is upon us. The pools are open and the sun is beating down. It’s the classic summer lull for stock markets, too. It’s a predictable pattern of “sell … Read more

Posted on May 27, 2016 by
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5 Mistakes That Sink A Retirement Plan

Retirement investing isn’t often about what you might do wrong, a sin of commission, but what you don’t do at all — the sin of omission. What is a sin … Read more

Posted on May 20, 2016 by
stocks to watch

7,728 Stocks To Watch In This Market

The most common investment article you’ll find on the Internet is the basic stock tout. You’ve seen this one. “Six Stocks To Watch Now” or “Three Stocks Set To Pop” or … Read more

Posted on May 13, 2016 by
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Ignore Stock Market ‘Round Number’ Days

The Dow Jones Industrial Average just surpassed 18,000 points, overcoming a hurdle of sorts. The market hasn’t hit that specific round number since last summer. There was no shortage of … Read more

Posted on April 21, 2016 by
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How To Buy More When Stocks Go On Sale

Buy low, sell high. It’s the most logical, common-sense way to invest, right? If only it were so easy. The problem is, our brains are not built to do the … Read more

Posted on March 11, 2016 by
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It’s Not Different This Time

A catchphrase one hears in bull markets is “It’s different this time.” According to this sentiment, the stock market will continue to go up because the economy has changed or people have … Read more

Posted on February 19, 2016 by