permanent portfolio

Why You Need A Permanent Investment Portfolio

Investors often are tempted to change their investments over time, to sell one stock in favor of another or to choose one type of income investment over another. Why not … Read more

Posted on August 12, 2017 by
index funds

Index Funds For Long Run Investing

If you listen to the investment gurus, they’ll tell you buy index funds and forget it. You’ll come out ahead, they say, because index funds are cheap. But what about … Read more

Posted on July 5, 2017 by
stock market

Can The Stock Market Keep Going Up?

Inevitably, as a long bull market for stocks grinds on, investors begin to wonder: How long will it last? A bull market is usually defined not by a specific time … Read more

Posted on May 10, 2017 by
blue chip

Investor Facts: What Is A Blue Chip Stock?

A blue chip stock is one that is recognized by investors as likely to withstand a changing economy. “Blue chip” describes a stock investment in a large company with steady … Read more

Posted on April 3, 2017 by
stock market top

Is A Stock Market Top Near? Hardly…

If you’ve ever hiked up a mountain you know how elusive the summit can be. As you rise to a high point it seems like the peak, the end of … Read more

Posted on February 17, 2017 by
investing guesswork

Investing Guesswork, Here’s What To Do About It

If you ask a a high school student today what they want to do for a living, you’ll probably get a shrug and a smile. And that’s okay. Career planning … Read more

Posted on September 1, 2016 by
contrarian investing

Contrarian Investing Can Be Simple

One word you sometimes hear people use is “contrarian” investing. There’s something very appealing about it, the allure of insider information and being right when others are wrong. It’s also a … Read more

Posted on August 5, 2016 by
cash

Cash Is Not An Investment, Nor Is Your Home

An amazing number of Americans — 54 million — think of real estate and cash as their top two choices for long-term investments, that is, for longer than 10 years. The … Read more

Posted on July 22, 2016 by
dummies

Investing Basics: Diversification For Dummies

Surely you remember the “Dummies” series of self-help books. They had bright yellow-and-black covers and offered to explain complex ideas in simple terms. “A reference for the rest of us!” … Read more

Posted on June 3, 2016 by
investment failures

Why Investment Failures Are So Important

A Princeton professor has made waves online by publishing his own resume of failures — grants he did not get, schools that turned him down. He’s not the first academic … Read more

Posted on April 29, 2016 by