As I’m writing this, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has set a record high for three days in a row. The mainstream media is going nuts. And — like everybody else who has money in a 401(k) or other stock accounts — I’m feeling pretty good. Who wouldn’t? In investing, the goal is to buy […]
The media loves a good dramatic story. As they say “If it bleeds, it leads”. That motto isn’t just about physical violence, it can also apply to a bleeding economy. When you hear something on the news keep in mind that it’s on the news because it’s rare, and probably awful. Don’t let the media knock your investment strategy off course.
You don’t have to be a math whiz – or a millionaire – to invest in the stock market. In fact, the sooner you get comfortable buying and selling stock (and start investing in some solid companies), the better you can leverage stocks in your portfolio as your net worth grows. Here’s an explanation of […]
It’s not very often that the best way to do something is also the easiest. However, investing is one of those things. The more you fiddle with it the worse your returns are likely to be. Which is really great news. It means the average busy person with limited investment knowledge can still do great in the markets.
Emerging markets have been the hot investment areas over the past few years. Investors have rushed to invest in the BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China). These countries have seen double digit growth rates as their economies have burst onto the national scene. Institutions and investors alike are dying to get a piece of this […]