Google Gives Insight & Perspective For Investors

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Google Trends is a website that allows a visitor to gauge the popularity of a search phrase over a given time period. Two years ago, we were forced to endure a “government shutdown” and “debt ceiling” scare, thanks to the dysfunction from
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Annual Returns Tell Investors Very Little

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Using a single year to measure investment returns is practically useless to investors, money managers, and everyone else in the investment industry. Investors must accept down years from time to time, just as they already accept down mont
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Six Tips To Tell Your Grandchildren About Retirement Planning

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Retirement planning has become far more complicated for the younger generation versus when current retirees first got started. Follow my “Six Simple Rules for Retirement” that all Millennials should follow from the day they begin their ca
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You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Volatility exploded this week across global equity markets as investors ran for safety over fears of China’s economy, commodity prices, and interest rate speculation. Whereas traders who worry about the short term market movements interpr
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What Is NFLT And Why The Big Trade?

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: DIAS portfolios put a large amount of cash to work by buying a newly launched Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) this week. This ETF is designed to generate attractive income from sectors in the fixed income market that are expected to be less se
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Will China Become The World’s Reserve Currency?

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Fear mongers now claim that the U.S. will soon be replaced by China as the world’s reserve currency, and investors are asking about the validity of such an assertion. There is certainly a chance that China attains a “reserve” status for i
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Broken Clocks Are Still Right Twice A Day

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: The number of fear mongers exploded after the financial crisis, using various forms of media to dial into the emotions of those who lost money in 2008. These financial predators make headlines with wild predictions of market crashes, but
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Why All The Cash?

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Investors are asking why the cash balance has risen in the Conservative Income (CI) and Conservative Income with Growth (CIwG) portfolios over the past few weeks. Cash is used for operational and tactical reasons but also as a way to keep
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Fear Mongers Love To Talk About Margin Debit

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Record margin debt seems to make the headlines every few months, and fear mongers are quick to point out that this is a predictive indicator of a future equity market crash. Margin debt can exacerbate a sell off, but there is absolutely n
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How Do I Pick A Stock?

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Picking a stock is no different than picking a house. Both require intensive qualitative and quantitative analyses to determine the real value of each investment. At the end of the day, it always comes down to price. Whether it’s a stock
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