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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Gold

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Investing in Gold

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?

The Lost Decade of Investing: Was All Really Lost?

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 […]

Reader Question: I’ve Lost a Lot of Money in the Market. Should I Get Out?

Reader Question: I’ve Lost a Lot of Money in the Market. Should I Get Out?

Tweet I receive a number of emails each week from readers and I try to answer all of them the best I can, but occasionally I get questions from multiple people that ask the same thing. In those situations I like to address the question as a post which can hopefully help others who probably […]

Should You Be Investing in Gold?

Should You Be Investing in Gold?

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

How and When to Rebalance Your Portfolio

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 […]

What to do When You Have a Bad Financial Advisor, Planner, or Broker That Isn’t Working in Your Best Interest

What to do When You Have a Bad Financial Advisor, Planner, or Broker That Isn’t Working in Your Best Interest

Tweet Where to Turn When Your Adviser Does You Wrong While I’m not a big fan of how many people quickly jump on the litigation bandwagon for almost anything these days, there are legitimate situations where you may have a case against a bad broker or advisor. Even so, keep in mind that you can’t […]

Three Types of Asset Allocation: Strategic, Tactical, and Core-Satellite – Which is Right for You?

Three Types of Asset Allocation: Strategic, Tactical, and Core-Satellite – Which is Right for You?

Tweet Diversification is the foundation of an investment portfolio. While simply being diversified can’t eliminate risk, it can help minimize your overall risk and protect you from catastrophic losses. But what does it mean to be diversified? Everyone tells us about how we need to diversify our investments, own stocks, bonds, real estate, cash, commodities, […]

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Avoid Fund Overlap to Achieve True Diversification in Your Portfolio

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 […]

Asset Allocation is Important But There Are More Things to Consider When Investing

Asset Allocation is Important But There Are More Things to Consider When Investing

Tweet Investing can be as simple or complex as you want to make it. With literally thousands of funds to choose from and countless individual stocks it’s easy to see how choosing the investments for your portfolio can be a daunting task. On the other end of the spectrum it can be incredibly easy. With […]

Get 20 Free Stock Trades With Zecco – Special Promotion Ends September 13

Get 20 Free Stock Trades With Zecco – Special Promotion Ends September 13

Tweet Zecco is Offering 20 Free Trades You may know that I tend to focus on long-term investing through index funds and ETFs, but I also like to do a little trading on the side. For obvious reasons, any trading is done with non-essential assets and won’t negatively impact my retirement if I make a […]