Time To Rip Off The Band-Aid

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: The Fed’s monetary policy of artificially low interest rates was enacted to help our economy recover after the financial crisis but has mostly failed to do so. Zero interest rate levels rarely helps those investors who rely on income from
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The NASDAQ Composite Index Is Useless

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: The media has placed the NASDAQ in the spotlight so far this year, particularly since it significantly outperformed the S&P 500 and approached an all-time high. Investors may be a bit frustrated to see the NASDAQ perform so well vs. t
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Suitability Is Costly

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Many brokerages do not have their investors’ best interests at heart, and they encourage brokers to sell expensive products through loopholes created by the SEC. According to a study conducted by the White House, the difference between th
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Currencies Matter

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Investors seeking international diversification must consider the effects of currencies relative to the U.S. dollar. Currency movements can often wipe out substantial chunks of a large gain if the underlying currency weakens. Currency-hed
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The Fear Mongers Just Can’t Help Themselves

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: On Monday, the Nasdaq Composite Index hit 5000 for the first time since March 9, 2000, and the media immediately became fixated on the potential for another major crash. There is next to no basis for a historical comparison of today again
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No Country For Individual Investors

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: The foreign exchange market is the largest financial market in the world, and it is dominated by large banks, corporations, and investment funds. Retail investors have increasingly shown interest in trading currencies, given the potential
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When Will Interest Rates Rise?

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Conservative investors are anxious to return to the days when bank CDs and money market funds could be used to generate low-risk returns. Although it’s impossible to time when the Fed will move to raise interest rates, it’s likely not hap
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Why Do We Even Try To Predict The Future?

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Annual predictions for the S&P 500 and other equity indices are almost always wrong, and the ones who get it right are nothing more than lucky. Equities are far too volatile to conduct an annual forecast with any level of statistical
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A Holiday Gift For Everyone

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Investors who have sat on the sidelines since the financial crisis have earned no income in cash and watched the S&P 500 more than triple in value. Fear mongering is everywhere, particularly on the Internet and in the media, because t
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Never Bet On Our Government

Below is a synopsis of this investment report: Never underestimate the ability of the government to create or destroy an industry, and the outcome of elections and regulatory decisions are often extremely important for investors. Traders often try to predict a change in leadership or
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