Monday , 22 January 2018


Asset Allocation

Should You “Buy & Hold” or “Time” the Market?

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Warren Buffett likes to counsel individual investors to buy-and-hold (specifically, buy an equity index fund and hold it forever). This is a perfect example of “do as I say, not as I do,” as Buffett has successfully timed the market for decades and, [interestingly,] Buffett is now carrying his largest cash position ever in stark contrast to individual investors who now hold their smallest cash positions since the height of the internet bubble. Clearly, he’s timing once again and I’m sure a few of you are wondering just how he manages to do this so successfully. [Let me explain.]

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Poor Portfolio "Diversification" Can Kill Your Portfolio Returns – Here’s Why

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Most investors don't know anything more about diversification than you "shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket" [but] spending some time trying to understand the ways you might be shooting yourself in the foot could seriously enhance your portfolio returns and stop catastrophic risk. [There are some advantages to diversification if you REALLY know what you are doing but the shortcomings can go a long way towards killing your portfolio returns. In this article we identify what they are and how best to avoid them.] Words: 1055

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Stocks Are Better Investments Than Gold and Bonds

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Investing is often described as the process of laying out money now in the expectation of receiving more money in the future. Investment possibilities are both many and varied. There are three major categories 1) currency-based investments, 2) gold bullion and 3) investment in productive assets, and it's important to understand the characteristics of each. [Let me explain the differences and why I choose the latter.] Words: 1780

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Buffett: Some of His Views Make Him One of the Most Dangerous Men in Finance! Here’s Why

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Warren Buffett is a smart guy and has ascended to near immortal [status] amongst the investment community due to his superior stock picking skills and boundless wealth. [That being said,] listening to his views on portfolio management and diversification could cripple your financial health and may make him one of the most dangerous men in finance. [Let me explain.] Words: 720

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Dividend Stocks Belong in Your Portfolio – Period! Here’s Why & How

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If you don’t have dividend stocks in your portfolio, you’re making a costly mistake because the best-performing stocks over the long haul are dividend stocks. Period. Countless studies prove it, too. Don’t waste your time on Google trying to verify that claim. The evidence is right here! [Let's take a look.] Words: 620

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