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Did Jim Cramer Really Goof Up? Or Not?

A story popular on the Internet this week tries to make the case that the CNBC host Jim Cramer gave out terrible advice when he picked 49 stocks about six … Read more

Posted on October 22, 2015 by

Investing Basics: What Is Diversification?

You know the old proverb: “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” Nobody ever asks about the efficiency of multiple baskets for egg carrying, but there’s a reason … Read more

Posted on October 9, 2015 by
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Why Should I Invest In A Portfolio?

You hear a lot of obscure terms in the investing business, too many of them math-related for sure. But one key idea that far too many gloss over is “portfolio.” It … Read more

Posted on June 25, 2015 by
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Investing Basics: What Is A Portfolio?

Investing for the long term means you should own a portfolio of stocks, bonds and other types of investments. But why, and what is a portfolio, really? First, let’s consider … Read more

Posted on May 8, 2015 by
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Investing Basics: What Is Asset Allocation?

Investment advisors often talk to their clients about “asset allocation” without much explanation. Too bad, because it’s worth your while as a retirement investor to understand what asset allocation is … Read more

Posted on March 19, 2015 by
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Index Funds Work Better Together

“Buy an index fund, and then go to sleep for 50 years.” Sound advice in many ways. But is it the best plan to buy just a U.S. broad stock … Read more

Posted on October 17, 2014 by
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Build A Perfect Long-Term Portfolio

Most people, if asked, would prefer not to think about investing. Sure, a small minority of folks love talking money and stocks, but for the majority of us the topic is boring, … Read more

Posted on October 3, 2014 by

Diversification: Your Portfolio’s Superpower

If you’ve ever been a fan of comic books or the latest Hollywood-movie versions of those stories, you know how the standard superhero tale goes. He’s a normal enough guy (or … Read more

Posted on September 17, 2014 by

Isn’t Diversification Just Giving Up?

Diversification is one of those investing ideas people like to say makes sense but few really put into practice. Which is a shame, because it’s a powerful retirement tool. People dismiss diversification … Read more

Posted on August 22, 2014 by

You Should Be Investing Like A Kid Again

The wonderful thing about youth is how limitless it feels. Unaware and uncompromised by the realities of risk, we are more daring when we are young. We also fall down … Read more

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