interest rates

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
investing mistakes to avoid

3 Investing Mistakes You Must Avoid To Prosper

Investing is hard, so hard that even experienced and highly paid professionals get it wrong. So how can do-it-yourselfers come out ahead? You can do better by reducing your chances … Read more

Posted on February 3, 2017 by
active

Is Chaos Better For Active Investors?

Is it better for active investors, those who think they can outsmart the market as a whole, when things are unpredictable? You couldn’t have gotten more unpredictable than 2016. Brexit, … Read more

Posted on January 8, 2017 by
hedge funds

The Simple Reason Investors Are Leaving Hedge Funds

New data from the hedge fund industry points to a continuing exit from the high-priced trading strategies. Liquidations, the shutting down of hedge funds, are at their highest since the … Read more

Posted on December 16, 2016 by
bonds

Biggest Risk To Your Investments? Probably Not Bonds

A lot has been written over the past few weeks about the U.S. bond market. Expectations are for interest rates to rise and bond prices to fall. That would not … Read more

Posted on December 9, 2016 by
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Understanding The ‘Santa Claus Rally’ On Wall Street

This much we know: More often than not, stocks rise during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Not 100% of the time, but enough to lead people to … Read more

Posted on December 1, 2016 by
dollar cost averaging

Dollar Cost Averaging Means Black Friday For Investors Is Every Day

If you’re reading this column you were probably not in the scrum of shoppers out trying to score a cheap flat-screen TV. And thank goodness for that! Of course, we … Read more

Posted on November 26, 2016 by