The Complete Beginner's Guide to Investing in Gold

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Tweet Shaun Connell Provides a Primer on Ways to Invest in Gold During challenging economic times, investors seek safe investments to protect their assets. Gold investments are a means of portfolio diversification. Experts recommend gold during an economic downturn, because the price of gold increases as the economy declines. An investment in gold is relatively […]

The Lost Decade of Investing: Was All Really Lost?

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Tweet Stocks May Have Had a Rough Decade, But Prudent Investors Still Made Money The 2000s are going into the history books as the lost decade of investing. Why? The simple reason is because if you were to invest one dollar into the S&P 500 on January 1, 2000 you’d only have roughly 90 cents […]

Should You Be Investing in Gold?

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Tweet The Downsides of Investing in Gold May Outweigh the Benefits Early May has shown the price of gold reach record levels, mostly due to continued reports regarding Greece’s financial situation. In capricious times of change economists have always recommended investing in gold due to its reputation for being able to weather the storm and […]

How and When to Rebalance Your Portfolio

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Tweet Rebalancing Your Portfolio Forces You to Buy Low and Sell High Most people do a good job creating a portfolio with the right asset allocation strategy, but they often stop there. They set and forget. If you’ve been through any of the recent bear markets you probably know that this can lead to some […]

Avoid Fund Overlap to Achieve True Diversification in Your Portfolio

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Tweet Identify and Eliminate Overlap for Real Diversification So, you’ve got a nice portfolio with a handful of index funds that include a good mix of growth, value, and various market caps. You’re diversified quite well, right? Not so fast. If you’re like most investors, even though you have a number of funds that you’re […]