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Should I Invest in Pot?

Should I Invest in Pot?

By on Jul 19, 2014 in Advanced Investing, Stocks | 15 comments

Is Medical Marijuana the Investment of the Future? I saw a fascinating show on television about the benefits of medical marijuana. In fact, a young girl with up to 75 seizures per day found that a form of marijuana ameliorated her symptoms. Unfortunately for her family, the marijuana derivative treatment was only available in Colorado, and this family lived in New...

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International Stock Investing Guidelines-Part 2

International Stock Investing Guidelines-Part 2

By on Jul 7, 2014 in Asset Allocation, Investing, Mutual Funds, Reader Question, Stocks | 2 comments

How Much of My Portfolio Should I Invest Internationally?-Part 2 Please check out: International Stock Investing Guidelines-Part 1 In responding to Brian of Luke 1428 Website’s question yesterday, “What percentage of my stock investments, if any, should I allocate towards international stocks and emerging markets (the latter of which seems to have more...

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Why Should I Care About Investment Risk If I’m Young?

Why Should I Care About Investment Risk If I’m Young?

By on Jun 9, 2014 in Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Reader Question, Stocks | 7 comments

Investing Reader Question Emily, from Evolving Personal Finance asks, “Why should I care about risk at all for investments that I won’t use for 40+ years? Shouldn’t I be swinging for the fences to get the highest possible return? For example, having a diversified stock fund but nothing in bonds or other investment classes.” Last December I...

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Should I Invest in Bonds Even Though I Might Lose Money?

Should I Invest in Bonds Even Though I Might Lose Money?

By on May 15, 2014 in Asset Allocation, Bond, Investing, Reader Question, Retirement, Stocks | 18 comments

To Buy Bonds or Not to Buy Bonds; That is the Question Reader question from Justin at Rootofgood.com “I don’t know about the bonds.  Experts say put money in bonds.  I’m still almost 100 percent stocks although the market is getting high enough where I’m thinking about taking some profits. I know I should have some bonds in my portfolio, but...

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What Happens When Fed Exits From Stimulus?

By on Apr 13, 2014 in Economics, Investing, Money Management, Personal Finance, Stocks | 21 comments

Is Stock Market Going to Crash? Investors in the stock market have benefited from the recent Federal Reserve Bank’s low interest rate monetary policy. The years of quantitative easing were the Federal Reserve Bank’s efforts to stimulate the economy, encourage banks to lend, consumers to borrow, and employers to grow their businesses. The goal was for...

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Don't Spend Your Dividends

By on Feb 10, 2014 in Advanced Investing, Bond, Investing, Stocks | 19 comments

What Are Dividends and Payout Ratios? With interest rates at historic lows and increasing volatility in major stock indexes, dividends have become the rallying call for investors. Blogs devoted to dividends proliferate and investors believe that dividend stocks are the best equity investment. Don’t get me wrong, dividends are fine, but just because a stock...

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