Category Archives: Diversification

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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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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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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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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8 Brilliant Lessons From The Investor That Taught Warren Buffett Everything He Knows

Known to those on Wall St. as the father of value investing, Benjamin Graham’s teachings were critical to the successes of many investors that are now household names— like Warren Buffett. “Ben was this incredible teacher, I mean he was … 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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10 Tips To Beat Investing Inertia In 2013

10 tips to beat investing inertia in 2013 Let’s get you thinking about improving how you manage your finances in the coming year. My theme this year is fighting inertia. We tend to go with the status quo. Inertia is … Continue reading

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