Advanced Investing

Is Buy and Hold Finished? Read What Hulbert Says About Market Timing

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Automatic Saving, Bond, Investing, Mutual Funds | 15 comments

Market Timing versus Buy and Hold Investing; The Gloves are Off Is it wrong to delight in “proof” that my investing practice and writings are correct? Mark Hulbert, long time author of the Hulbert Financial Digest and Wall Street Journal (WSJ) columnist asked, “Can Market Timers Beat the Index?” in the July 20, 2013 week end edition of the...

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How to Measure Investment Risk & Protect Against it

How to Measure Investment Risk & Protect Against it

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Economics, Investing, Stocks | 9 comments

Investing is Risky The Investments class I teach at a local university focuses on investing risk and return. We talk about the risk that you’ll lose money if you invest and your stock and bond funds decline in price. There’s also the risk that your purchasing power will erode from inflation. According to a recent Fortune-CNN article food prices increased...

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Would You Invest in a 100% Muni Bond Portfolio?

Would You Invest in a 100% Muni Bond Portfolio?

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Reader Question | 0 comments

Is a 100 Percent Municipal Bond Portfolio Superior to One of Diversified Investments? The recent “reader question” article, “Should I Invest in Bonds Even Though I Might Lose Money?” garnered some fascinating investing conversation. Among the thoughtful comments, one in particular stood out, because it was contrary to the typical investing...

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Prosper Review – Where to Get a High Return On My Cash?

Prosper Review – Where to Get a High Return On My Cash?

By in Advanced Investing, Debt, Investing, Make Money | 33 comments

Prosper Loan Investment Returns-Where to Get a High Return on My Cash? Since October 2011, I’ve invested in Prosper Loans. This is the fourth update of my experience investing in Prosper loans. In October, 2011, I decided to take a small percent of my investment money and lend it to Prosper borrowers through the Prosper Marketplace. Prosper borrowers must meet...

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What Not to Do With an 401(k) Rollover

What Not to Do With an 401(k) Rollover

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Automatic Saving, Investing, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Retirement | 0 comments

The 401(k) Saga-Don’t do This! Financial professionals frequently suggest rolling over your 401(k) into an IRA when you leave a job. The down side of leaving your retirement account with the old employer means you’re subject to their fee structure and investment options. If you rollover your 401(k) into an IRA-you gain control! Advantages of a 401(k)...

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Rebalance Your Asset Allocation Guide

Rebalance Your Asset Allocation Guide

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance, Stocks | 13 comments

Earn More by Rebalancing Your Asset Allocation Raise your had if you want an extra one quarter percent return on your portfolio every year? It takes about an hour and you can get this extra return every year. I know, it’s not much, but with interest rates in the basement, every little bit helps. Before you learn how to rebalance your asset allocation,...

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