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Hedge Fund Chief: ‘Sorry’ For Losing It All

It’s one of those rare moments of humility on Wall Street, a placed where “indicted but never convicted” is a badge of honor. A hedge fund chief who lost all … Read more

Posted on January 22, 2015 by
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Beating The Market? Why That’s Bad News

The billionaire investor Warren Buffett is a highly quotable figure, but perhaps the most revealing of his many statements on money management is also his funniest: “You only find out … Read more

Posted on January 16, 2015 by
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Beat The Market? The Odds Are Shrinking Fast

Few things are more entertaining than when a presumptive sports superstar gets promoted to the big leagues and then unceremoniously handed his hat. You know this guy, the great college … Read more

Posted on January 9, 2015 by
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Retirement: Second Place Wins The Race

Can you beat the market these days? Should you even try? Increasingly, the resounding answer for retirement investors is “no” and “save your money.” Wall Street blows a lot of … Read more

Posted on December 3, 2014 by
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October Slump: When Markets Drive Themselves

Investors love the idea of being able to predict the future. People who wouldn’t be caught dead engaging a roadside psychic or fooling around with tarot cards nevertheless are convinced … Read more

Posted on November 26, 2014 by
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Bombproof Your Retirement Portfolio Now

Record-setting markets got you down? You’re not alone. Anyone who remembers the dot-com days and the 2008 debacle rightly would be concerned. Trouble is, we want the markets to go … Read more

Posted on November 17, 2014 by
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Surviving A Market Selloff: A Mental Game

When you were growing up you probably played with a toy called the Magic 8-Ball. An oversized plastic billiard ball with a window at the bottom, it was a triumph … Read more

Posted on October 29, 2014 by
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Why Own An Index Fund?

A fundamental obstacle for many retirement investors is understanding the difference between an investment and an asset class, and how owning an index fund relates. Why own an index fund? Because it … Read more

Posted on October 27, 2014 by
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Indexing Is Powerful Investing, Here’s Why

One of the misconceptions people have about index investing is that the return of the stock market indexes is “average” and no better. Why would I want the market return, … Read more

Posted on October 20, 2014 by
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Fearful Markets Make A Good Retirement

As the stock market bounces around in October, it’s common for retirement investors to suddenly focus  more intently on their portfolios. After all, a small percentage decline is big dollars … Read more

Posted on October 13, 2014 by