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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 f 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 f Continue Reading
Why Diversify Your Investments?
For the average person, the concept of diversification is a must in every portfolio. In it’s purest form, you are managing your risk. Why diversify your investments? Diversification, as defined in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, is to balance (as an investment portfolio) defensively by dividing 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 Continue Reading
Why the Dow Will Probably Top 20,000 This Year
A lot has happened in the past few weeks. We have finally chosen two front running presidential candidates and Britain has voted to exit the European Union. We've now settled into the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer, but with a stock market hovering in record territory. All of this makes me think t Continue Reading
Is Forex Trading Right For You?
Investment is a big broad world with lots of methods for different kinds of people. You probably need to invest if you want to have a comfortable financial life in the future, especially during retirement. But contrary to what you might hear from investment advisers on TV and radio, there are more t Continue Reading
Knowing Your Investment Options: A Brief Rundown of Five Essential Instruments
A large number of people look to investing as a means to supplement their income or increase their wealth. The markets seem to offer dazzling opportunities for profit, and although the risks are undeniable, those who can stomach the risk are often drawn in. One of the most common misconceptions t Continue Reading
Why Small Investors Get Clobbered in Bear Markets
If small investors are following the preferred investment handbook - buy-and-hold, dollar cost average, etc. - why do they seem to fare worse than large investors in down markets? In fact, small investors get clobbered in bear markets. I think there are whole bunch of reasons why this is true and Continue Reading
5 Reasons Millennials Are Not Saving or Investing
As millennials grow older, that generation of young people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, they are clearly a force to be reckoned with by the rest of society. A larger generation than even the baby boomers, the U.S. Labor Bureau predicts that, by next year, millennials will be the Continue Reading