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Warning: What you invest in may be dangerous to your wealth
Do Your Investments tilt towards Large Cap Growth Stocks? Vanguard 500 Index (VFINX)went down 38% in 2000-02, 37% in 2008, and the S&P 500 had its worst 10-year period ever from March 1999 to March 2009. Roughly one third of Vanguard's $2.8 trillion in mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (setting aside money market funds and not double-counting by including funds-of-f [...]
The Science of Chasing Investment Returns
Investors are always searching for a way to beat the market. Searching for that “inside” tip that could produce big returns. Investors may spend a lot of time researching a particular stock of mutual fund. Looking at past performance is a common method investors use to determine if an investment is good or bad. If a particular stock or fund performed well in the past, the b [...]
If your investment plan is built on predictions, it's already failed!
Investor Flashback- 10/7/2008 -TV's "Mad Money" guru curbed his bullish passion Monday and shockingly advised investors to flee the stock market "right now!" Jim Cramer, sparked widespread panic with his stunning "Today" show appearance just moments before the Dow tanked again. "Whatever money you may need for the next five years, please take it out of the stock market r [...]
Investing Predictions & Hucksters
A recent article by Dan Solin in the Huffington Post talked about TV pundits and economist who make predictions on the market for a living. Unfortunately for the pundits, Dan Solin wasn't about to praise them. Here is an excerpt for his article, focusing on the main take-aways that investors should heed. Predictions and hucksters If you are relying on "astrological types" for [...]