This video examines diversification... What is it? Why didn't it work to reduce my portfolio risk? Is there something I can do to make diversification actually work? If so, what? Diversification is extremely fundamental to the modern porftolio theory that so many financial planners talk about. … [Read more...] about Why Mutual Funds Aren't Diversified
This question is on the minds of millions of Americans. I know exactly how to recover your losses: get out of the U.S. stock market and recoup your losses elsewhere. S&P 500 loses 28% in one year The sales pitch of securities salesman is that the stock market goes up around 8% or 9% per year … [Read more...] about Is this the bottom? How to recover your stock market losses
While I generally avoid mutual funds like the plague, I don't avoid the stock market altogether. I'll split what I do in the stock market into two categories: long and short. Either way, I'm honest with myself in admitting that no matter what I do in the stock market, it will be speculative and … [Read more...] about Self Honesty: Stock Market Strategies Worth Considering
Luck... Doing very well in publicly traded securities is sometimes a streak of good luck. I've had a terrific run on the craps table in Vegas many times. Eventually, I run out of good luck. Many people experience the same thing with trading. Insider Trading... This is when a person has non-public … [Read more...] about Stock Market Profits: Luck, Insider Trading, Arbitrage, Big Fish, and Geniuses
One investment philosophy that has grown in popularity is "Because most mutual funds can't even outperform stock indices, just invest in index funds." This idea builds on the assumption that "over the long haul, the stock market goes up 10% each year." Guess what... The stock market does not go up … [Read more...] about How come I've been losing 4% per year over the long run in a stock market that returns 10% per year?