Before You Take the Investing World by Storm, There’s Something You Should Know…

Investing in the stock market is NOT a get-rich-quick scheme. It can, however, be the single best way to build significant wealth for you and your family over the long term. What’s more, despite what Wall Street would have you believe, it’s not rocket science. The average person with grade 5 arithmetic skills can successfully […]

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Painless Stock Market Investing

If you want a dead-simple plan for investing successfully in the stock market and building your wealth with minimum risk, follow these steps. 1)      Find 7 good sector Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and 2 or 3 good foreign ETFs or index funds (If you’re not sure what an ETF is, Google it). 2)      Diversify by […]

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Taming the Stock Market with Stock Software

Today the playing field in the stock market is as level as it’s ever been. Anyone with an internet connection has access to an unprecedented amount of accurate financial data and the ability to learn how to interpret these data simply by searching with Google or Bing. What’s more, investors have computers capable of running […]

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Something is Desperately Wrong with Today’s Stock Market Investors

Something is desperately wrong with today’s stock market investors. The facts clearly show that otherwise intelligent people, brimming with common sense and wisdom in other areas of their lives, suddenly lose their logic when it comes to the stock market. Many don’t know how much they are paying for their mutual funds – some even […]

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Does Stock Market Timing Work?

The one big secret to stock market riches is not really a secret at all: It’s time in the market, not timing the market, that builds your wealth. Unfortunately the majority of investors, including many professionals who should know better, mistakenly believe they can time the market, predicting when a stock’s price has bottomed before […]

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Opportunistic Rebalancing: The Ultimate Rebalancing Strategy?

In the last two articles I’ve discussed the benefits of rebalancing and 3 common ways people implement rebalancing strategies. I also mentioned there is one strategy that is far superior to what most people do. It’s called Opportunistic Rebalancing and it’s been shown, in a study by Gobind Daryanani, to not only control risk really well […]

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3 Ways to Rebalance Your Stock Portfolio

Last time I discussed why you need to rebalance your stock portfolio and hopefully convinced you that rebalancing is a good and necessary thing. But how often should you rebalance? And how should you do it? Right off the bat let me say there is no one way everyone agrees is best, but there are […]

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Why You Need To Rebalance Your Stock Portfolio

Diversification and allocation are two of the most important factors in determining how your portfolio will perform and its specific risk characteristics. I’d previously written about both these topics and touched on the point that in order to maintain your allocations, you need to rebalance from time to time. Rebalancing is extremely important yet not […]

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Your Biggest Stock Market Enemy

“If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles,” said Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese military general. And although his words are thousands of years old, they still ring true today, especially with investors who are fighting stock market battles all the time. But I’ll cut […]

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Why You Need to Invest!

Investing is a choice. Either you choose to invest and provide for your future, or you don’t. Even people on modest incomes can choose to invest because most of the time, at least in our Western societies, we all have some disposable income. And that means we can make a conscious choice to spend that […]

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