Headlines abound, the stock market is up 40% from its March lows!!! Let's all celebrate. Those who spoke badly of Obama, Bernanke, and Geithner have their foots in their mouths, right? Not even close. These types of misleading headlines are the very weaponry of a financial system that tricks you, … [Read more...] about How you just lost money in a stock market that's up 40%
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
One of the reasons that everyone seems to act so surprised at the "economic meltdown" is because we measure everything in U.S. Dollars while paying little attention to the value of the dollar itself. The dollar is a floating currency. The amount of dollars in circulation can dramatically increase or … [Read more...] about Home prices have returned to 1997 levels
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
The previous post explained how thousands of isolated self directed IRA/401k investors could all be making the same mistakes. I see that many self directed accountholders are pursuing high returns by simply taking high risks. I believe intelligent investing is about having an extraordinarily … [Read more...] about Huge risks for huge returns – A good idea?