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The Wall Street – Main Street Disconnect Continues Even with the Coronavirus
The stock market has been on a wild ride in 2020. It started the year on a high note, rolling through to February 12, when the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit an all-time high close of 29,551. News of the coronavirus was already a daily staple at that point, but Wall Street was continuing to do wha Continue Reading
Investing in Cryptocurrency ? Why You Should ? And Why You Shouldn?t
Back in 2017, when Bitcoin exploded to nearly $20,000, investing in cryptocurrency was gaining credibility. After all, who didn?t want to be ?in? on what might be the biggest speculative investment success story of the 21st century? But the magic began to wear off after the peak of December, 2017 Continue Reading
Why ETFs Aren?t Risk Free the Way Most Investors Think
If you?re an investor, you?re probably aware of exchange traded funds, better known as ETFs. Every bull market in stocks creates new wonder sectors. In the 1990s, it was tech stocks, and the mutual funds that invested in them. Back then, it was an article of faith that you couldn?t go wrong with tec Continue Reading
7 Investor Rules That Helped Turn Thousands into Millions
Every investor wants to turn thousands into millions. Making this type of gain in the stock market IS certainly possibly. But it still takes knowledge, skills, and the right mindset to accomplish such a feat. Instead of going after this accomplishment on your own, it?s best to look at what successfu Continue Reading
5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid While Investing in Stocks
Making mistakes is part and parcel of investing in stocks. While it may not be possible to avoid making errors at all times, what you can do is learn from the mistakes of others. This way you can reduce unnecessary risks while cutting losses. ?Wise men shun the mistakes of fools.? Here are some Continue Reading
Four Alternative Investments to Diversify Your Investment Portfolio
Many people are realizing how important it is to diversify your investment portfolio. This means that you don?t simply invest all of your money in one investment. You may want to add alternative investments to be truly diversified. You take the time to invest in a few different things so that if som Continue Reading
Why the Dow Could Hit 30,000 ? Which is Why I Don?t Like to Give Investment Advice
Since I write a lot about personal finance on this website, and I?ve written hundreds of articles on investing on other sites, I frequently get questions about investment advice. My advice ? to the extent that I even give it ? is very guarded, and always framed with generous disclaimers. The fact is Continue Reading
The Best Evidence of a Stock Market Bubble ? Any News is Good News
Americans long ago came to the realization that Wall Street had detached itself from Main Street. That is, the stock market operates in a universe that's completely distinct from the real world economic experience of most Americans. That detachment has been so accepted, that it?s virtually taken for Continue Reading
Four Forgotten Costs in Trading
Trading currencies and commodities can yield very high revenues under the right circumstances, but there are a number of factors that can cut into these profits. There is no more valuable tool for a trader than knowledge, and if you know where these costs can come in you may be able to take steps to Continue Reading
EFTs vs. Index Funds vs. Active Investing
To help you build the best possible portfolio for yourself, here?s a closer look at EFTs (exchange-traded funds), index funds, and active investing. Each of these investment opportunities has its benefits and drawbacks, and knowing the differences between them will help you create a profitable and d Continue Reading