Now’s Still the Time to Buy a House
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Everyone is expecting real estate to underperform the stock market for many years going forward.

Investment Strategies Part 4: Don’t Rebalance at the Sector Level
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Rebalancing between asset classes boosts returns and decreases volatility. But setting your asset classes based on sectors of the economy is not an effective strategy.

Investment Strategies Part 1: Rebalance into Stable Investments in an Appreciating Market
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Diversifying your portfolio means finding assets that have value on their own merits but do not move exactly alike. A critical investment metric called “correlation” is used to construct a portfolio most likely to meet your personal financial goals.

Gold Mining Companies Glitter More Than Bullion
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Gold may glitter, but it is still better to own the mine.

For Now, Avoid Real Estate Investment Trusts
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Just over two years ago, we warned our readers that real estate prices might be peaking and ready to correct.

Hedge Inflation Risk with Hard Assets
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One of the asset classes that we use to build diversified portfolios consists of hard asset stocks.

O Canada, The True North Strong and Free!
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Canada is the one major country that is not included in the EAFE (Europe, Australia, and Far East) foreign index. Not only are they good neighbors but a good investment.

Creating A Ladder for Retirement Income
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Like the iron rods in sailing ships, bonds keep your portfolio upright in stormy weather.

Build with Bricks, not Straw or Sticks
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There are many things riskier than volatility.

Investments In China
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Baring a real people’s revolution, it will take until 2050 for China to complete their slow march to free markets.

The Value of Emphasizing Value Stocks
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Overweighting investments with average higher return and lower risk is a win-win situation.

We Could be in a Real Estate Bubble
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The value of any asset category does not go in one direction forever. The housing prices boom shows signs of weakness, and that they may correct or at least under perform for the next few years.

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.”

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.

Five Reasons To Invest Outside The US
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All investors should have a certain measure of foreign investments. That may sound scary, but not as scary as putting all your eggs in one country’s basket!

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