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The futility of trying to time the market

Mar 13, 2012
Investors can't consistently beat the market. Neither can senior management.
Posted In: Investing, market timing, stock buybacks, stock, equities
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Businesses are spending again

Mar 8, 2012
A recent report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis about the health of the economy in the fourth quarter of 2011 shows a 20 percent spike in investment -- a sign that businesses are back to spending, not hoarding, their money.
Posted In: Jobs, Investing, investments
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Malthus visits Wall Street

Mar 7, 2012
I don't think investors should fear the march of time. The specter of a baby boomer-driven stock and bond market implosion seems implausible to me largely because of the move toward market economies around the world. By the time retiring boomers are selling in earnest, markets will be even more global than they are now. There are a lot of foreigners to buy U.S. assets.
Posted In: baby boomers, Investing, Savings, stocks, bonds, retirement savings
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A sure-fire money-maker -- Not!

Mar 6, 2012
Someone in my family plans to invest $300,000 in silver and gold (mostly silver) because he read it's the best place to make money in the next 5 years. Is that correct or is he going to ruin himself??? Please respond!!!! Jessi, Pembroke Pines, FL
Posted In: Investing, gold, precious metals
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What should we do with our money

Mar 2, 2012
We now want to invest some of our emergency fund that we believe is a little inflated, due to fears of the economy. I've looked around at fee-only advisers, but they all state that you should have at least $100,000 to start investing; otherwise, they don't feel like you are qualified to work with. What should we do with our money? We have about $15,000-20,000 that we want to invest, but we want to do the right thing. Could your staff help with some options? Thank you, Joshua, Riverside, CA
Posted In: Investing, Savings, asset allocation, stocks, Treasury bill, index funds
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Ordinary investors may be missing out on Dow's run-up

Feb 29, 2012
The Dow closed at 13,005 -- its highest finish since 2008. It's a milestone you might guess would make investors happy, but not everyone has made big money.
Posted In: Wall Street, Investing, Dow
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Intelligent investing

Feb 27, 2012
New research suggests a higher IQ may mean a higher risk/return ratio.
Posted In: Investing, investors
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Investing insight from the Wizard of Omaha

Feb 25, 2012
Investors eagerly wait to read the annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders by its CEO and stockpicker-in-chief, Warren Buffett. As always, it’s an illuminating, insightful read into business, the economy and investing.
Posted In: Investing, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Housing, gold
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How risky is the modern gold rush?

Feb 10, 2012
Gold is a "precious metal" with a storied history, but its value lies in the madness of the crowd. It's a speculation, not an investment.
Posted In: gold, Investing, speculation, emerging markets, Warren Buffett
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Thrill seeker? Risk averse? It matters

Feb 6, 2012
What I like about the insurance money management framework is that it takes seriously the idea that how you save and where you save is all about what you want out of life -- your goals, your desires, your values, your lifestyle.
Posted In: Investing, insurance, portfolios, retirement savings

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