recession

Why Are People Suddenly Talking About Recession?

After years and years of economic expansion, some folks in the financial media are kicking around the “R” word — recession. It might feel about the blue to be discussing … Read more

Posted on August 1, 2018 by

Everyone Seems To Be Buying Index Funds. Isn’t That Turning Risky?

The wholesale move into passive investing over the past few years has been astonishing, for sure. Morningstar, the fund-tracking service, reports that $470 billion went into passive investments in 2017. … Read more

Posted on July 13, 2018 by

How Warren Buffett Turns Small Dollars into Billions

If you ever wanted to really understand Warren Buffett’s way of investing, you need only understand one basic thing. “Time in the market” is more powerful than “timing the market.” … Read more

Posted on May 25, 2018 by

How Should You Invest? The Answers, Proven By Data, Are Surprisingly Simple

Setting up an investment plan that will last for years is really a matter of a few simple filters. For instance, the Brinson study shows that your investment portfolio should be be 93% … Read more

Posted on May 4, 2018 by
lifelong investing

How To Create A Lifelong Investment Plan

Setting up an investment plan that will last for years is really a matter of a few simple filters. For instance, the Brinson study shows that your investment portfolio should be … Read more

Posted on February 28, 2018 by
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When Will The Stock Market Decline, Finally?

We’re in the second-longest bull market in history, the most durable run since 1929. A bull market by definition is a slippery concept. Some observers look for stock returns higher … Read more

Posted on November 24, 2017 by
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Investor Facts: What Is A Falling Knife

A falling knife is investment that is falling rapidly in price. Investments such as stocks can be subject to unpredictable price swings. The breadth of those swings up and down … Read more

Posted on November 16, 2017 by
index investing

Index Investing Protects You From Yourself

What’s the greatest risk to your investments and, ultimately, your retirement: A market crash? Economic calamity? No, it’s selling your investments once a market crash is under way. The data … Read more

Posted on November 10, 2017 by
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It Doesn’t Matter If Stocks Go Up Or Down

Investing is an interesting endeavor. You buy an investment on the expectation of it going up. You then have to sell or you never realize the full benefit of waiting. … Read more

Posted on October 20, 2017 by
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Five Things Mentally Strong Investors Do

Saving money is really tough, marathon-running tough for some people. The reason why, according to psychologists, is something called the “hedonic treadmill.” No, it’s not a training device for marathoners. … Read more

Posted on October 7, 2017 by