Category Archives: Advice

13 Wall Street Interview Questions That Make People Stutter

It’s that time again — Wall Street interview time. Since the Street is in such pain, acing these questions is more important than ever. That’s why we’ve gone through our files to find questions that stick in people’s heads. These … Continue reading

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The Only ‘How To Invest’ Book Worth Reading

Murray’s Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth[1] deserves to be the exception to my rule of never reviewing “How to Invest” books. Stylistically, Murray’s prose is the Yin to Nassim Taleb’s Yang.[2]  Murray is gentle, meditative, and modest in affect, part financial advisor and … Continue reading

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You Must Have A Plan

Even Wonka knows the importance of a trading plan!

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Investing Rules Of Thumb: Why They Don’t Always Work

I’ve always heard that 100 minus your age gives you the percentage of your retirement portfolio that you should invest in stocks. Do you recommend that rule of thumb as a good way to invest? — John Noel There’s no … Continue reading

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The Investing Mistake Almost All of Us Make

I’ll bet I know where you think I’m going on the most common investing mistake: that individual investors at this state of the cycle are too heavily invested in bonds (which, by the way, could well be the case) or … Continue reading

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5 Ways You Should Never Invest

I know, I know…never is a strong word. But I want to take a moment to make the case that there are, in fact, at least five ways that people invest that often turn out badly. That’s not to say … Continue reading

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Getting Started In Stocks

So you’ve decided to invest in the stock market. Congratulations! In his 2005 book “The Future for Investors,” Jeremy Siegel showed that, in the long run, investing in stocks has handily outperformed investing in bonds, Treasury bills, gold or cash. … Continue reading

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Visualizing Bob Farrell’s 10 Rules of Investing

As the markets once again approach historic highs, the overly exuberant tone, extreme complacency and weakness in the economic data bring to mind Bob Farrell’s 10 investment rules which should be a staple for any long-term successful investor. Bob Farrell … Continue reading

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Did You Listen To Warren Buffett’s Advice In October 2008?

On Oct 16, 2008, value investor and Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times called “Buy American. I Am.” This Op-Ed appeared in print on Oct 17, at the height of the financial crisis … Continue reading

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Reduce Investment Risks on Your Journey to Financial Freedom

Think you are a conservative investor? Think again. When I talk to friends about financial freedom, they often tell me that I take too many risks and that they are more conservative when it comes to investing. But a conservative … Continue reading

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