When Will The Markets Stop Dropping?
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There is always a day of reckoning when people use debt to leverage their investments.

First Quarter Review 2008
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Systemic problems in your portfolio will continue even after the markets rebound.

Ignore Daily Financial Noise
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Investors are fickle. Investing should not be. When your investments go down, even slightly, you may be tempted to make poor choices.

Market Volatility Is Back
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The markets are inherently volatile. Remain humble. Diversify. Avoid fear.

Cash Has Been the Riskiest Investment
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If you think hiding money under your mattress is a risk-free way of building wealth, think again.

With Great Characters Come Great Stock Returns
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Marvel only gets 31% of its revenue from publishing comic books.

Keeping Expenses Low While Building Your Portfolio
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Sand can be used to further diversify your portfolio.

Evan Almighty: Financing a Block Buster
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Those actually seeing the movie in a theater provide only 14% of a film’s revenue.

A Short History Of Wall Street
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Only recently has Main Street been so fully invested.

Breaking Spaghetti: A Seven-Year Financial History
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Stress released in one area results in delayed releases in other parts of the economy.

Outlook May 2006
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Rebalancing means selling what has done well and buying what has done poorly, not visa versa.

Donald Mortlock – Making a Free Market
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My grandfather Donald Mortlock worked on Wall Street during and after the 1929 crash. The firm he worked for was a “market maker,” a company which helped to literally “make a market” in several stocks.

How Your Children Can Win the Stock Market Game
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To meet your goals you don’t need to beat the investment returns of everyone else. Instead, you want a decent return in order to retire comfortably and to ensure a cash flow which will support your standard of living.

2005 In Review
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2005 was a year which showed the weakness of limiting your asset allocation to US stocks and US bonds.

Hedge Funds Aren’t Worth The Risk Part 5 – What Hedge Funds Do Right
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You can smooth your returns without any of hedge fund’s drawbacks.

Hedge Funds Aren’t Worth The Risk Part 4 – High Fees and Poor Regulatory Control
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Wanting to avoid regulations, Hedge funds appeal to investor’s snobbery to make it seem like a privilege.

Hedge Funds Aren’t Worth The Risk Part 3 – Poor Compensation Structure
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You take all the risk, but the manager gets twenty percent of any winnings. This is not a good compensation scheme.

Hedge Funds Aren’t Worth The Risk Part 2 – Poor Performance
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Hedge claims are equivalent to “All of the coins I want to tell you about came up heads.”

Hedge Funds Aren’t Worth The Risk Part 1 – What Are Hedge Funds?
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As Hedge funds grow in popularity, beware of following the lemmings.

Exchange Traded Funds
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ETFs combine tax efficiency with low expenses.

Using S&P 500 Index Funds Contains Hidden Risks
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If the S&P were a financial advisor it would say, “Let’s buy mostly large cap growth stocks in the industry that did well last year with a high price per earnings ratio.”

Twenty Stock Market Tips
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If you have a large portfolio, hire a professional manager.

Atkins Investing Part 2: Low-Carb Investing Has Resulted in Healthy Profits
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Diversify your business and your investments. That way fads and trends won’t determine your financial success.

Atkins Investing Part 1: Low-Carb Trend Has Caused Some Companies to Lose Weight
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Adapting and reacting to trends is important in investing and crucial in small business.

Speed Is Not Critical When Investing
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I will give you the forecast for the next TEN years in the US Markets: Up, Down, Up, Up, Down, Up, Down, Up, Up, Up. These predictions are not in chronological order.

The Implications Of A Sharply Rising Money Supply
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Inflation ultimately has to rise and keep pace with increases in the money supply.

The Use of Covered Call Options
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It is usually better to be a seller of options than a buyer of options.

The History of Mutual Funds
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Today, we have 8,269 mutual funds. About one-third of all common stocks are held in mutual funds.

How to Avoid Higher Cost Mutual Funds
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If you rely on a commission-based financial product salesperson, you will probably be sold the wrong kind of funds.

How to Avoid Another Stock Market Bubble
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Congress contributed greatly to the bubble through the distorted incentives created by the tax code.

Unfortunately, The Stock Market IS A Leading Indicator
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The Stock Market will Drop Further.

DOW 36,000 OR 6,000???
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The market is very “pricey” when old-fashioned measures of stock market valuation are examined.

The Wealth Effect
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When (not if) the Federal Reserve Board increases interest rates, this will bring the stock-market party to an end as higher interest will cause both stocks and bonds to fall in value.

Global Financial Crisis (November 1998 Newsletter)
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Periodically, investors should review their portfolios with a view toward rebalancing the assets.

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