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Predicting Stock Returns for Fun and Profit

Predicting Stock Returns for Fun and Profit

By in Economics, Guest Post, Investing, Money Management, Stocks | 9 comments

Can You Predict Future Stock Market Returns? Guest article by Rob Bennett I have been studying how to predict stock returns effectively for nine years. The purpose of this article is to put forward a brief summary of what I have learned. 1) Short-Term Predictions Never Work. I do not believe that it is possible to predict where stock returns are going to be in six...

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Investing Lazy Portfolios Drill Down

Investing Lazy Portfolios Drill Down

By in Asset Allocation, Bond, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 4 comments

“Investing should be dull,” according to Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Samuelson.  “Investing should be more like watching paint dry or grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas” Are you interested in a market beating approach with less volatility?  Do you want a set it and forget it investment plan?  Are you curious about a...

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Should I Invest in Pot?

Should I Invest in Pot?

By 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 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 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 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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