Investing For Retirement: That One Thing

Investing For Retirement: That One Thing.

We were all taught to diversify, rebalance and then repeat each year. But is that what’s really best for our money today in 2017? The stock market in the US has been around since 1896 but it wasn’t until 1980 that the general public got involved.  So what’s the one investment ingredient that you have…

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Emerging Markets Investing

Emerging Markets Investing

People often only care about what influences their personal livelihood. Its wired into our brains. So if you have 100% of your money in Emerging Markets, you really care about what others think, write and say about Emerging Markets for example.   AND you’d really care about which way Emerging Markets moved today or even…

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The Single Biggest Investment Portfolio Mistake

The Single Biggest Investment Portfolio Mistake

The single biggest investment contributor to performance in any market situation was discovered and released to the world in 1986. And yet Big-box and pick-of-the-month newsletters still refuse to fully acknowledge and use its findings for their clients. Why? Everyone agrees… even the dissenters. Nothing makes me happier then when I can find deep scholarly…

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Stock Market Words Determine Your Performance

Stock Market Words Determine Your Performance

The words you use determine the world you live in. Do you talk about stock market crashes or stock market corrections? Do you talk about Central Bank intervention or Central Bank manipulation? Because your words determine your market performance more than the P/E ratio of the stock market. If all you see are bubbles and…

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Who’s Taking Responsibility?

Who's Taking Responsibilty

Facebook, Apple, Google, Netflix and Twitter are just a few companies that have invented incredible technology for our lives… but at a cost. Every single invention has put technology between people. And though the world has never been more connected. People have never felt more alone today. Posting, liking, sharing and searching is not the…

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When Is The Market Going To Realize Things Are Bad?

What matters most?

We all already know what is wrong. Central banks printing money. Central Banks buying equities from the market. Central Banks keeping interest rates low. Wall Street valuing ‘shareholder value” over everything else. Wall Street demanding quarterly numbers. Wall Street valuing complexity over simplicity. We already know the “what” is wrong. So knowing the “what” won’t…

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The Truth About Investment Newsletters

The truth about investment newsletters

If you’re not quite sure what’s coming next with the stock market… use this image. If you’re not quite sure how much longer we have until we have a correction or a fall… use this image. If you just read another “article” that was filled with really scary facts about today and 1987 and 1929……

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Stock Strategies That Worked And Then Stopped

Stock strategies that work

When your strategy is not working and appears broken how long will it take it to get back to breakeven? I’m asking because all strategies go through periods when they appear broken. The long-only buy and hold approach that Big-Box advisers tout appeared broken in 2000, 2001 and 2002 and then again in 2008 and…

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Why The 1987 Stock Market Doesn’t Matter Anymore

Why 1987 Doesn't Matter

This month is the 30th anniversary when the US Stock Market fell 23% in one day. It was the largest one day loss in US stock market history. “1987” is often used by “pick of the month” newsletters as a way to scare investors. You’ll often hear pundits say, “this feels like another 1987.” Or…

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Simple Stock Strategy

Simple Stock Strategy

We’ve been taught from a very early age that investing in NOT simple. In fact investing in the stock market is very random and complicated. And you must counter this complication by owning a complicated investment strategy that has you owning thirty to forty ticker symbols. But what if investing came down to understanding two…

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