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Don’t Expect Your Financial Adviser To Correct Your Mistakes

Investors are not dumb… …but they do make a lot of dumb investing mistakes. And they should not expect their broker, adviser, or planner to correct them. That is one finding from two studies that used actors posing as middle-…

A New Website That Advocates For Investors

Investors Just Got Their Own Advocacy Group SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The National Association of Retirement Plan Participants (NARPP) today launched their consumer financial education website: www.NARPP.org. For the first time, the millions of Americans who are…

This Is Why The Market Will Continue To Struggle In 2015

If real estate is all about location, location, location… then the stock market is all about earnings, earnings, earnings. What drives the market is the growth of earnings from one quarter to the next, and from one year to the…

Would You Take Investing Advice From Mila Kunis?

The following article first appeared in March, 2013 at Marketriders, an investing website with a large following. In the article, Mitch Tuchman makes the point that it’s nearly impossible to filter out the noise of investment opinions and find the…

Some Simple Advice For Beginners

“Wise men learn from the errors of others. Average men learn from their own errors. Dumb men never learn.” Investing is a business.  Without hard work it will not yield good results. It requires determination and persistence, and a lack…

Bond King Bill Gross Says The Stock Market Party Is Over

Before you ask the obvious question – why should I care about what a bond expert thinks about the stock market – consider that Mr. Gross has been a leading thinker and pundit for a very long time. He has…

How to look at the market and see a giant Christmas tree

I found an interesting graph on Marketwatch today. It’s from Stern Agee, and it shows the history of annual stock market returns for the past 200 years. Since 1825, the stock market has produced an annual gain 71% of the…

The Truth Shall Set You Free… If You Are Willing To Search For It

How do we know when our assumptions and beliefs are true, and not just wishful thinking? Think about that. Do you believe that the U.S. government is massively in debt, to the point where it’s almost guaranteed that our economy…

The many reasons to invest in silver

Silver is one of the best electrical conductors that is being used in the creation of mobile phones. It’s highly reflective, making it a great component in the creation of solar panels – which are being integrated with traditional sources…

How The Advice Industry Takes Advantage of Unsuspecting Investors

This is the first in a series that covers the dark side of the investment advice business. Before I begin my attack on the shady practices that are rampant in the advice industry, I want to point out that the…