Lifestyle Funds Provide Greater Security?

 
With the stock market stubbornly refusing to settle down and smooth out, Wall Street has been scrambling to come up with "product" they can sell to gun shy investors. One such new concept is the Lifestyle fund; an extremely diversified package designed to be the single fund in an investor's portfolio. There are two general types of these funds, in which assets are spread out across a wide range of stocks and bonds. In one, securities are held directly, in the other, assets are held through other funds....
 

Your Job

 
There are so many kinds of work that needs to be done and you are doing one of those jobs right now - unless you are one of those two and a half million that have been laid off during the past 3 years. The press continues to blame China and India for stealing away all these forms of employment, but they don't have it right. Many of the unemployed have been sent to train for new jobs and, unfortunately, the government in its infinite wisdom is training folks for high tech computer related work - the kind that is being outsourced to foreign lands....
 

Living Trust Investing: Income Considerations when the Grantor Dies

 
A common problem I often see when working with living trust beneficiaries and trustees is the lack of attention in rethinking income strategies in the event of the grantor's death. When the grantor of a living trust dies, the trustee (especially a family member or close friend) sometimes feels reluctant to revise the portfolio, feeling it's an affront to the wishes of the deceased. After all, if the investments were sound during life, they should be sound enough upon his or her death. While the fundamental values of the investments are certainly the same, a number of circumstances have changed and must be dealt with....
 

Investing in the Stock Market - When To!

 
Is really not as important as to how you invest in the stock market. And how you invest in the stock market should take into consideration what goals you are setting for that stock market investment. For example, are you investing for capital appreciation or for income through dividend paying stocks? Or is the investment in the stock market for the combination of both capital appreciation and dividend income? Are you investing through a Mutual fund(s) or selecting your own individual stocks? Do you invest with a lump-sum dollar amount or dollar-cost average into your stock or Mutual fund positions (buying the same stock or Mutual fund at different prices over the years)?...
 

Race Horses and Mutual Funds

 
For years investors have been taught to lookinto the composition of a mutual funds. In otherwords the "experts" want you to take the time toanalyze the stocks within the mutual fundportfolio, categorize them by industry group andtry to understand the objective of the fundmanager. This is nonsense. When I go the track I look to see what the horsehas been doing for the last several races. Idon't give a hoot what he had for breakfast. AllI want to know is has he been fast? Is there agood chance he will finish in the money in thenext race?...
 

Box Of Chocolates

 
Ever have one of those sample boxes of candy? Each little piece is beautifully wrapped in colorful foil or decorated with an interesting design. Taste just one. So good! One more. And another. Before you know it the box is empty. Nothing left. This upmove in the stock market is very tempting - and could leave you with a tummy ache. All the market "experts" are telling you that the bull market is back and to get your buying clothes on. Open your wallet and get in before it is too late. Mr. Schwab says it is dangerous to be out of the market....
 

Why Buy and Hold?

 
Since I can remember, and that's a long time ago, the Wall Street brokerage companies, mavens and mutual fund managers have been exhorting the mantra of Buy and Hold for all your investments. There have been erudite studies published that this is the only way to go. Does it really work or has the little investor been lied to all these years. Of course, you know the answer if you have owned any stocks or funds for the past 3 years. From my analysis the latter is true. The big boys buy and sell all the time....
 

Buying Stocks and the Importance of Correct Timing

 
An investor can find and research the best stock on the market, one with huge potential but if the general market indices are negative, it will most likely be the wrong time to buy. A stock with tremendous accelerating earnings, rising sales, an up-trending chart pattern and a strong industry group may sound excellent to buy but will mean absolutely nothing if the market is positioned to move in the opposite direction of your expectations. As soon as a stock is purchased, the time comes for an investor to make a decision to hold or to sell....
 

Stock Trading Success

 
The ABC's of Stock Trading Success Stock trading success...why is it so elusive? With all the trading information, systems, trading advice and assistance available today, the fact that most people who attempt to profit from trading Stocks lose money seems quite bizarre. Can you imagine the millions of dollars that must have been spent by countless traders on courses and Stock analysis software, that was wasted because the buyers didn't understand the key principle of trading success I am about to share with you now....
 

Trading For A Living

 
How many times have you said to yourself, "I'd like to quit this job and just make a living trading in the stock market"? Well, maybe you can, BUT... There a few things to consider. First, you have to have enough money to generate the income you need for your daily expenses and that amount is going to vary considerably depending upon the trading system. Shorter term methods will require less starting capital than longer term trend following or momentum systems. I am not an advocate of day trading....
 

No Load Mutual Funds: Boost Your Portfolios Returns

 
Investors who exclusively use broadly diversified, no load mutual funds for their stock investments often lose out on opportunities to increase the reward potential of their portfolios. This article looks at two methods investors may use to enhance the performance of their portfolio of diversifed, no load mutual funds. Diversify, diversify, diversify! Rebalance your portfolio periodically. These have become the mantra in the post dot-com era. Stocks, bonds, and cash typically form the major asset classes for constructing portfolios of no load mutual funds....
 
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36


  • On main