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Scottrade Review

Scottrade Review

Tweet Scottrade Offers Cheap Stock Trades and Local Branches Choosing an online broker can be a daunting task. There are literally dozens of companies to choose from and fee structures to examine. The on I use is TradeKing, be sure to check out my TradeKing review. Not only that, but choosing the wrong brokerage could […]

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 […]

Poll: What’s Your Take on the Hindenburg Omen?

Poll: What’s Your Take on the Hindenburg Omen?

Tweet If you’ve been listening to the media lately you may have heard something about the Hindenburg Omen. It sounds kind of ominous, and I guess it should because it predicts a severe market crash. The Omen has been behind every market crash since 1987, but significant stock-market declines have followed only 25% of the time. […]

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 […]

The 401k Loan: How to Borrow Money From Your Retirement Plan and What You Need to Know

The 401k Loan: How to Borrow Money From Your Retirement Plan and What You Need to Know

Tweet The 401k Loan May Have Benefits, but it Isn’t Without Pitfalls Roughly 75% of 401k plans have a loan provision. This is good news for participants who find themselves in a bind and need quick access to some cash, but it also potentially puts a lot of retirement nest eggs at risk. In fact, […]

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, […]

3 Things You Can Do Today That Will Improve Your Finances in 2010

3 Things You Can Do Today That Will Improve Your Finances in 2010

Tweet These Tips Can Help You Simplify Your Finances Any Time of Year While we’re just a few days into the new year a lot of people have set some new goals or made some resolutions as to how to improve their finances. The new year is a great time to begin making changes, you […]