The False Hope of Market Timing

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May 6, 2013  |  

The False Hope of Market Timing

While I have mentioned the failure of market timing on many occasions in the past, it bears repeating. Market timing does not provide a good foundation for an investment strategy. Markets are too efficient to allow market timers to reliably forecast the future. In short, market timing offers false hopes to investors. The harsh reality […]

March 8, 2013  |  

Traps That Successful Investors Avoid: The Yield Trap

Smart people sometimes fall into traps when they invest. There are plenty of seductive pitches out there. That’s why this series of posts is about traps that successful investors avoid. My goal is to help you recognize traps and to establish good habits that will drive your financial success. When interest rates are low, products […]

March 5, 2013  |  

Understanding Sequestration

If you like political drama, you’re in luck. It seems like just yesterday the news was filled with references to the fiscal cliff. Now, sequestration dominates the headlines. Look for more political confrontation to unfold as sequestration gets under way. What Exactly is Sequestration? Sequestration refers to a series of automatic, across-the-board spending cuts to […]

January 24, 2013  |  

Medicare Updates for 2013

The following is a guest post from Howard Peck of Senior Insurance Solutions. Along with the usual and customary annual Medicare cost increases, 2013 will likely be the year that two BIG Medicare issues will be bantered about and then possibly implemented as our politicians try to get a handle on the runaway costs of […]

January 17, 2013  |  

A Look Back at 2012

Although many investors have expressed frustration with stock market fluctuations in recent years, the time required to recover losses from the October 2007 peak appears broadly consistent with past cycles. Please click here to read the rest of Weston Wellington’s analysis from Dimensional Fund Advisors.

January 7, 2013  |  

2012: The Year it Didn’t Happen

Over the years, Weston Wellington of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) has written many informative articles on the topic of the financial markets and the media. Today he provides us with yet another example of why financial media headlines may not be the best source of investment advice. Click here to read the entire article.

October 12, 2012  |  

Knightmare on Wall Street

Question: Which of the following statements applies to this summer’s stock market behavior? A) Computer errors at a major trading firm generated millions of faulty trades, causing dramatic and puzzling price swings in dozens of stocks. B) A New York Times columnist fumed that “Wall Street has created its own Frankenstein. The machines are now […]

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