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
stocks go up or down

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
strong investors

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
invest

Invest Like An MBA — Get Someone Else To Pay For It

A fundamental lesson of business school is that the best kind of financing is free financing using OPM — Other People’s Money. You see this all the time in business. … Read more

Posted on September 22, 2017 by
bubble

Would You Recognize A Bubble Before It Popped?

Robert Shiller, the Yale professor best known for predicting the dot-com crash and the later housing debacle, just called bitcoin a bubble. Not sure what bitcoin is? You’re not alone. … Read more

Posted on September 15, 2017 by
brexit

Brexit: A Case Study In The Danger Of Trading The Headlines

It has been more than a year since British voters decided to leave the European Union, a huge and costly divorce that promises to take years to fully enact. Five … Read more

Posted on September 11, 2017 by
goldman sachs

Why You Should Never Trade Like Goldman Sachs

Investment banks do a lot of investing. Besides raising money for businesses, many of our largest banks also simply invest. That means they buy and sell a lot of investments exactly … Read more

Posted on August 24, 2017 by
day trading

Investor Facts: What Is Day Trading?

Day trading is a form of short-term investing, defined by buying and selling a security within a few hours. Generally, investors seek to profit from long-term changes in the price … Read more

Posted on August 9, 2017 by
dow

Why Stocks Continue To Set Records

The Dow Jones Industrial Average just busted through 22,000 points, up from just 7,063 in 2009. Despite seeming bad news, stock investor see only positives. Sure, tensions are high with … Read more

Posted on August 4, 2017 by
retirement income

Reality Check: Will You Have Enough Retirement Income?

Fidelity Investments, the giant brokerage firm, does a pretty good job at breaking down our collective retirement readiness, measured as retirement income. The most recent report from them shows that … Read more

Posted on August 1, 2017 by