A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Investing Mind

How Your Brain Viewsthe Stock Market Investors today view the stock market in two different ways – either they think they can outperform it using careful thinking and rational strategies, or they believe they don’t know what they’re doing and are better off letting others invest their money for them. And more often than you’re […]

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Think!

Why is it Done this Way? There’s a story I heard long ago, although I don’t remember its source, that described a woman making a roast using an old family recipe. She would season the roast with secret herbs and spices, prepare it according to the rules handed down by her mother and grandmother and, […]

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The Methodical Men and their Mechanical Money Making Machines

What is Investing?     Investing is the process of turning ordinary income, the income you have to work for, into passive wealth — the wealth you don’t have to work for that increases in value over time. You can do that using stocks, real estate, gold, art or even comic books. In fact a […]

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Gold Investment Tips for Beginners

Many investors are skeptical about holding gold in their portfolios due to the volatility of its price. However experts still recommend adding gold to provide diversification benefits and to act as an effective hedge against inflation. Gold is one of Investopedia’s top investments for this year, and with good reason—there has been a steady rise […]

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Stock Market Investing When You Don’t Have a Time Machine

Have you ever watched a time traveler movie and wished you could go back in time and share some hard-earned investing wisdom and knowledge with your younger self? You could, of course, tell your 2004 self to load up on Apple shares, but that’s not really the point. Wouldn’t it be great if you could […]

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The Logical Case for Value Investing

Let’s do something ill-advised: Let’s not invest using Value Investing strategies. Let’s invest using short-term, non-value based methods instead. Let’s become short-term traders. Unfortunately, when I started out, that’s exactly what I did. Back in the early 1990s I thought I was going to make a lot of money in the stock market very quickly […]

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Investing Strategies for Today’s Volatile Markets

Thanks to the fact most of the world’s major governments are printing money in unprecedented amounts and artificially keeping interest rates low, everything you know about investing correctly is changing right before your eyes. In this article I’ll explain why and tell you how to keep your portfolio from being sucked under. Since as long […]

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Things You Should Never Do in the Stock Market

“Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” — Warren Buffett It’s amazing how many supposed investment experts give out terrible advice. Sometimes it appears they’re simply making it up as they go along or regurgitating things they’ve […]

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What You Need to Do Right Now in the Stock Market

Back in the good old days, many decades ago, investing was simple. You selected a company that sold a good product, purchased the stock and held it until you retired. The company’s fortunes rose with the booming economy and before you knew it you were sitting on a pile of handsome profits. Unfortunately those days […]

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Value Investing: What You Need to Know

There’s a strong sense of accomplishment that comes from investing for yourself; from learning how to find great companies and combining them into strong portfolios that generate superior returns and cash flow over the years. The only problem: For many people, investing appears to be complex and intimidating and implementing a do-it-yourself investment plan can […]

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