Don’t Let Wall Street Scare You

A secure future and worry-free retirement is a universal desire. So how can you achieve this goal? There are more than enough people on Wall Street who will give you their advice on how to optimize your portfolio and invest your money. The problem, of course, is that much of this advice is contradictory, unproven […]

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Margin of Safety

There’s more to investing than just finding great stocks. There’s an actual strategy for determining if a stock is inexpensive, too expensive or priced just right. The price you pay for a stock has a major effect on how well you will do from both a risk and return perspective. And thanks to Benjamin Graham, […]

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Dividend Investing

Logic is at the heart of any good investing strategy, yet for many investors logic is thrown out the window and emotions take over. Greed, fear, overconfidence and built-in cognitive biases are just some of the pitfalls that keep investors from making rational decisions. For example, most investors chase hot stocks without knowing anything about […]

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Can Computer Programs Pick Stocks and Construct Super Portfolios?

As investors, we’re all on a quest for that one secret or tool that can give us an advantage to improve our returns, minimize our risks and do it all easily and automatically. Yet that secret has been hidden in plain sight for a long time, and the tool is most likely sitting on your […]

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The Absolute Minimum Every Investor Must Know About Stocks

Logic should be at the heart of every investor’s decision-making process, yet many go wrong in a variety of ways. Chasing performance, failing to diversify, buying stocks without doing even a modicum of research and giving into cognitive biases conspire to keep millions of portfolios down – and of course there are the usual advertisers […]

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3 Wrong Ideas from Wall Street

Your portfolio is more than just a collection of random stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. When constructed correctly, it becomes a tool that can lead to financial independence. It can transport you to faraway lands for months at a time, allow you to stop working years before your peers and secure your future so you […]

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Warren Buffett: Value Stocks Are Your Friend

Warren Buffett likes to say, “there seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult,” and when it comes to investing, he’s absolutely correct. Granted Buffett is a stock market genius, but his methods can be distilled into a simple set of steps that just about anyone can follow. Add […]

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What Wall Street Will Never Tell You About the Stock Market

Back in the 1930s Benjamin Graham popularized the concept of Value Investing by stating a stock’s fundamentals and earnings were highly correlated with its price, but only over the long term. In the short term, fundamentals and earnings had very little to do with price. Since that time many investors have used this concept to […]

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TWINVEST: Another Money Management Strategy for Greater Profits

In my last article I discussed two money management strategies that can be used by long term investors: Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) and Dollar Value Averaging (DVA). Both are useful strategies when you have a lump sum but don’t want to invest it all at once. DVA has the added benefit of working well in […]

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Stock Market Money Management Strategies for Greater Profits

Money management is a very important topic. Yet almost nobody does it. Well, no investors anyway. Short-term traders do it all the time, but investors? Very few. If you’re reading this, you probably have money invested in the stock market. And if you’re like most investors, you’re probably doing a few things incorrectly (perhaps more […]

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