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%
The Wall Street Journal reported on a study that $14 trillion dollars were being held in retirement assets in 2008. Sixty-five percent of that total was in employer-sponsored defined contribution plans and about 25% of those assets were held in IRAs. Now don't you think that is a lot of dough … [Read more...] about Are We Putting All Our Eggs in One Basket?
After reading an advance copy of Jeff Nabers' new book, I learned more about the concept of "The Greater Fool." This theory says that people buy things thinking that it will go up in price and value and that a "greater fool" will come along and buy the thing for more. … [Read more...] about Am I "The Greater Fool"?
[Post contributed by reformedinvestor] I recently learned that I may have been given bad investment advice. I’m 32 now but I started working with a financial advisor when I was 26 years old. At the time the stock market was the way to go. If you weren’t invested in the stock market you were … [Read more...] about Young investors can afford to play it safe when it comes to investing
If you are choosing to stay in the stock market right now because of any of the following reasons... It is poised to bounce back You don't want to close out losing positions Stocks are cheap right now ...then the simplicity of the following information may shock you. Last week … [Read more...] about S&P Price-to-Earnings Ratio Says Market is Still 70% Overpriced
I want to get this news flash out to you, but there's no sense in reinventing the wheel. I think the first half of Bill Bonner's recent blog post sums it up. See it here. … [Read more...] about News Flash: World Decides Not To End
According to the article The Market Is Shorting Obama's 'Stimulus', we've just had the worst January in over 113 years of the stock market. Professors of Finance, Ecomonics, and Law at the University of Kansas and George Mason University report that the stock market is not impressed by Obama's … [Read more...] about This January was worst for stock market in 113 years
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