August 30, 2006 - There are no greater flawed investment strategies than those pushed by 99% of investment firms all over the world. This is why most individual investors have no idea what returns they should really expect from their portfolios — because it’s certainly not the 6% to 8% annual returns you’ve been led … Continue reading The Worst Place to Park Your Stock Portfolio?
August 26, 2006 - Are you tired of always hearing that the smartest way to invest money in the stock market is to buy an index fund when you know that other people consistently beat the S&P 500 and other major index funds of other global stock markets? Everyday, I see articles online by people … Continue reading Old-School Beliefs of Old-School Investment Advisors are Headed for Extinction
August 24, 2006 - The first task of becoming wealthy is to shed yourself of almost all of the beliefs surrounding investing that you've been taught. Most people, no matter where they are educated, go through their educational life learning to become robots whether they realize it or not. The “authority” figure tells them that … Continue reading To Become Wealthy You Must Abandon Widespread Beliefs About Investing
August 22, 2006 - Ever wondered if you’d be better off with an independent financial consultant or investing your stocks yourself than with a huge investment firm? To understand the answer to this question you must first be able to separate investment fiction from investment fact. The key to sorting through all the “noise” that … Continue reading To Earn the Best Investment Returns, You Must Do It Yourself!
August 20, 2006 - When I was young and foolish, I used to speculate a lot, sure that my next speculation would pay for my next vacation in Tahiti. And I made some big mistakes with my money ten years ago because of that. There's a difference between smart speculation and dumb speculation. And i … Continue reading Dig Deep Down Into the Rabbit Hole to Find Investment Answers
August 18, 2006 - Mainstream news is the famous bandwagon jumper. It’s not uncommon for headlines such as “Bull markets roar ahead!” to be followed by “Bear markets spell disaster for investors” to be followed by “Emerging markets booming!” to be followed by “Emerging markets spectacular run is over!” to be followed with “Gold: the … Continue reading Following Mainstream Financial Media Will Lead You Down a Disastrous Road of Investing
August 16, 2006 - When it comes to investing, nothing kills good returns more than nationalism. And nationalism rules at large investment firms. In mid-2006, as you can see from the chart below,the major U.S. stock market index, the S&P 500 stands exactly at the same level it stood seven and a half years ago … Continue reading What Country Has the Worst Stock Market in the Developed World?
August 14, 2006 - Unless your name is Warren Buffet, the days of buy and hold are over. Actually even if your name is Warren Buffet, the days of buy and hold are over. At least they are for the rest of this decade. Buy and hold as a strategy is dead and will get … Continue reading The Days of Buy and Hold are Over
August 14, 2006 - “The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our constitution. I am an enemy to all banks discounting bills or notes for anything but coin. If American people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency first by … Continue reading Knowing Your History is More Important to Preserving and Creating Wealth Than Fundamental Analysis
August 12, 2006 - In June, 2006, www.marketwatch.com (an online financial news service) reported that global investment firms Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch all declared double digit profit increases in the second quarter of 2006. In fact, upon closer inspection, this statement understated how profitable some of these firms … Continue reading How Can the Firms that Manage My Stock Portfolio Declare Record Earnings When the Returns of My Portfolio Stink?