Mutual Funds

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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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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What to Do With a Pay Raise

What to Do With a Pay Raise

By in Economics, Investing, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance, Retirement | 4 comments

Wages Finally Up-How to Supersize the Pay Raise After the 2008-2009 recession, it seemed like jobs and wages would never turn around. If you were lucky enough to have a job, then you were doing the work of two employees and afraid to ask for a raise. Working harder for the same money. And you wondered if this is the “new normal”. As this is not my first...

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How to Choose Mutual Funds? Reader Question

How to Choose Mutual Funds? Reader Question

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Mutual Funds, Reader Question, Stocks, Wealth | 10 comments

John, a loyal reader wants the answer to this common question:  How to Choose Mutual Funds “I would like your opinion and advice on how I should allocate my investments and my daughter’s investments among mutual funds. Both our accounts are with Fidelity. I am 56 and plan to retire at 60. I have $400,000 in IRAs (Traditional and Roth). My daughter is 24...

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Why I Used to Invest in Individual Stocks + Now I Don’t

Why I Used to Invest in Individual Stocks + Now I Don’t

By in Links, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Personal Finance | 6 comments

Recommended Investing and Money Articles and Links Many years ago, I was terrified of the stock market. I thought it would steal all of your money. With depression-era parents, the anecdotal information about the stock market crash of 1929 seemed frightening. I believed that you could lose all of your money if you invested in the stock market. I started investing in...

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