early saving

Harness The Power of Early Saving

Which would you rather make, a great investment or an early investment? It’s not a trick question. Of course we would all have loved to have bought Microsoft when it … Read more

Posted on June 23, 2017 by
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The Reason You Buy Bad Stocks: Good Stories

Not that many years ago, stock brokers could make a pretty good living just getting their clients to buy individual stocks. Just sell the story and get paid. Commissions on … Read more

Posted on June 16, 2017 by
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As Stocks Hit New Highs, Just Relax

On June 1, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new record high, closing at 21,144. The broad market S&P 500 and the tech-focused NASDAQ did, too. There are two … Read more

Posted on June 9, 2017 by
sector rotation

The Lazy Investor’s Guide To Sector Rotation

An interesting wrinkle in the massive move toward passive investing strategies such as index funds is that a lot of people seem to be ignoring the passive part. Yes, there … Read more

Posted on May 26, 2017 by

What To Make Of Washington These Days

Like most Americans, you’re likely hanging on every word from our nation’s capital. Every week, sometimes every day, there seems to be some kind of earthshaking announcement, some legislation ahead, … Read more

Posted on April 28, 2017 by
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Do I Own Enough Stocks? Too Much? How To Check

Investing for the long run can be a tricky business. The data supports owning stocks, yet the volatility of the stock market can lead to emotional trades and untimely decisions. … Read more

Posted on April 7, 2017 by
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Interest Rates Rising, Do I Change Investments?

The stock market seems to touch new highs every day, even as the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates and laying out a path for more increases to come. Should … Read more

Posted on March 17, 2017 by
indexing

Index Investing Is Not Passive Investing. Here’s Why…

Many investors try very hard to portray themselves as cool and calm, unflappable in the face of market ups and downs. They like to think of themselves as unwavering before … Read more

Posted on March 3, 2017 by
investors

The Only Three Things Investors Must Know

Investing is a very complex business, even for those with the training and credentials to do it full-time as a job. It’s a heavily regulated industry, and even then there … Read more

Posted on February 24, 2017 by
retirement

What Drives Retirement Savings Higher? Not Investing

If there’s anything about investing and saving that’s easy to understand, it’s that more is more. If you save more, you invest more. If you save less, you invest less. … Read more

Posted on February 10, 2017 by