secret market timer

Investing Basics: Are You A Secret Market Timer?

Investors love the idea of being calm, cool and collected. Ask anyone and they’ll profess their ability to steer through any market, face any calamity and maintain a clear plan … Read more

Posted on February 11, 2016 by
buy the dips

When Traders Say ‘Buy The Dips’…

Everyone loves a bull market. Stocks don’t rise in a straight line, of course, but that’s okay because just about everyone has a plan. Buy and hold is one way. … Read more

Posted on February 5, 2016 by
investing process

Your Investing Process Is What Matters Most

Every long-term investor says the same thing: Make a plan and stick with it. Then a bear market lumbers into view and those ideals get tested. But it’s your investing … Read more

Posted on January 27, 2016 by
warren buffett

Warren Buffett On The Up Side Of Down Markets

Falling stock market got you down? It’s understandable, but let’s turn the question around: Were you thrilled to buy stock in December at those previously higher prices? It’s a quandary every … Read more

Posted on January 21, 2016 by
crazy markets

Crazy Markets Can Build Great Retirements

If you’re like most retirement investors, you probably spent much of the last several years ignoring the stock market. Good for you. Crazy markets are stressful. Now you likely feel like … Read more

Posted on January 14, 2016 by
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Stocks Go Flat? Here’s The Good News

If the stock market stays steady for the next few weeks, we could easily end the year slightly up, slightly down or in virtually the same spot. Stocks go flat. It happens. … Read more

Posted on December 23, 2015 by
money tricks

Life On Mars? Money Tricks Our Brains Play

If you follow the science news, you’ve probably run into a number of stories recently about supposed structures on the surface of Mars — buildings, doors, pyramids and the like … Read more

Posted on December 4, 2015 by
passive income for retirement

What Is Passive Investing For Retirement?

If you spend enough time on the Internet you eventually run into web sites that promise you a nirvana of “passive income” for life. If it sounds too good to … Read more

Posted on October 30, 2015 by
warren buffett

Market Drop: What Would Warren Buffett Do?

Investment advisors brace for these moments in the markets. The stock market erases the year’s gains. The phone starts ringing. It’s time to do some hand-holding. Which is fine. It’s … Read more

Posted on October 2, 2015 by
index funds

How Index Funds Handle Tough Markets

One criticism of index funds as a long-term investment tends to be a perverse kind of compliment. “You’ll never beat the market that way,” some say. Yes, that’s right. You won’t. … Read more

Posted on September 4, 2015 by