Sunday , 22 October 2017


Strategies

“Sell in May and Go Away” – in 9 out of 11 Countries it Makes Sense to Do So

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The “sell in May and go away”, which] implies that the market's performance is far worse in the six summer months than in the six winter months is the case with respect to US stock markets but what is the status in other countries? I have examined the patterns in the eleven most important stock markets in the world and found that it does, indeed, make sense to "sell in May and go away" in 9 of the 11 countries. In which two countries has it not been the case - at least until now? Read on for the answers.

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5 Great Sites for Dividend Investors

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The goal of The Dividend Manager website is to provide investors with the ideas and facts they need to make informed decisions. With that being said, there are plenty of other fantastic blogs out there that deserve a look. Here are 5.

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The Best Free Investing Tools on the Web

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There are plenty of really useful free websites out there that have historical market data, back-testing tools, risk statistics and scenario analysis capabilities. Here are a number of them that I have found helpful over the years:

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Is Short Selling Stocks Worth It?

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The practice of short selling - or betting against a specific stock or security - has all kinds of intrinsic risks and costs that need to be understood before it should be used as a tactic. Not grasping these risks can lead to all kinds of horror stories. Today’s infographic addresses the question of whether the risk of short selling is worth the potential payoff.

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Consider Diversifying Your Portfolio By Investing In Japan – Here’s Why

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Most investors do not have sufficient exposure to equities outside the United States in their portfolios (a phenomenon known as home country bias), even though investing internationally is another way of introducing diversification in a portfolio. Investors interested in looking abroad may wish to look to the Far East – specifically, Japan.

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A Look At “Safe” Investments: Just How Safe Are They?

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Is there such a thing as a truly "safe" investment? The short answer is that no investment is 100% safe, but there are certainly some investments that are better than others at protecting your hard-earned savings. Let's examine some of the most common "safe" investments and learn how good they actually are at shielding you from financial losses.

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