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When Is It Time To Sell An Investment?

If you read the financial press on any given day, you will find that most of the “news” revolves around specific investments. Is it time to buy China? Time to … Read more

Posted on July 31, 2015 by
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What To Do When Stocks Are Flat

Over the long run, stocks rise in value. That’s why investors own them. But what about those years when they just meander along? That’s what has been going on so … Read more

Posted on July 24, 2015 by

Diversification Protects Your Retirement

A lot of financial advisors like to talk about “insurance” for their clients’ investments. Often, however, this takes the unlikely form of highly risky counter-investments. For instance, an advisor might … Read more

Posted on July 10, 2015 by
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How To Use An Index Fund For Retirement

The great thing about index funds is that they are “set it and forget it” investments. But does that make sense for a retirement plan? Absolutely, and for a number … Read more

Posted on July 2, 2015 by
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Avoid Stock Market Impulse Shopping

We are, without a doubt, the most highly trained consumers in the history of the world. Sure, people have been buying and selling for centuries, but how many cultures before … Read more

Posted on May 28, 2015 by
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Time In The Market, Not Market Timing

A lot of small investors spend a lot of time — far too much — worrying about their investments. They buy concentrated positions in a few shining stars and then hope. … Read more

Posted on May 21, 2015 by
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The Only Free Lunch In Investing

You’ve probably heard or read about all kinds of strategies that will make you rich investing. They go by many names, but they all follow the same basic idea: Zigging … Read more

Posted on May 14, 2015 by
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Sell In May? June Swoon? Never Fear…

One of the longstanding idiosyncrasies of stock market investing is patterns. Human beings are keen on finding them, often where they don’t exist. Scientists even have a word for it: … Read more

Posted on May 1, 2015 by
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Index Investing In Down Markets

If the stock market fell 10% in the next week, what would you do? What if it fell 20% in a day? What then? These seem like wild questions, but it’s … Read more

Posted on April 24, 2015 by
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As Stocks Fade, Should I Go To Cash?

As U.S. stocks skid lower, the big question hanging in the air for many investors seemed to be: Should I sell and go to cash? Of course, that question is … Read more

Posted on April 17, 2015 by