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Wall Street Kitchen-The Recipe Behind A Housewife’s 1,000% Stock Market Return

Wall Street Kitchen-The Recipe Behind A Housewife’s 1,000% Stock Market Return

By in Guest Post, Investing, Links, Mind and Money, Money Management, Stocks | 0 comments

How One Woman Cracked the Investing Code + Money Links Guest contributor, Victor Chiu New author, Victor Chiu introduces his book, Wall Street Kitchen and shares insights into his Mom’s stock market success.  Hello to all Barbara Friedberg fans! I’m Victor Chiu, author of Wall Street Kitchen – The Recipe Behind a Housewife’s 1000% Stock Return, and I’m super excited to tell you all about it. Wall Street Kitchen is a self-help, based-on-a-true-story-of-my-own-mom book that’s dedicated to the beginner and intermediate investor level audience.  For Mom, the kitchen was not only a place to create great food but also...

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How to Prepare for the Coming Inflation

How to Prepare for the Coming Inflation

By in Bond, Economics, Inflation, Investing, Stocks | 23 comments

 When is Inflation Coming?  “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.” Ronald Reagan It’s been more than 6 years since I wrote this original article, and inflation is just recently beginning to pick up. Inflation still hasn’t topped two percent. Is it possible that inflation will remain low indefinitely?  Or does it mean that I stink at predicting the future? Likely, I am not great at predicting the future. Yet, one of the reasons for the low recent inflation rates is vanishing. Inflation rates are correlated with...

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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 What if I said that you could earn an extra one quarter percent return on your portfolio every year by doing a simple task? A recent Wall Street Journal article reported that investors who regularly rebalance their investment portfolios increase their returns. It takes about an hour to rebalance your asset allocation and you will likely receive an added return every year. Although 0.25% isn’t huge, every bit of investment returns adds up. Another solid reason to rebalance is to minimize risk. Even the most aggressive investor would prefer less investment volatility.  Here’s a...

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What is Multifactor ETF Investing – Is it Worth a Try?

What is Multifactor ETF Investing – Is it Worth a Try?

By in Advanced Investing, Investing, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 0 comments

Multifactor ETF Investing – A Better Way to Index or Not? Seems as though there’s always a new investing angle cropping up in an attempt to beat the market. We have smart beta, implemented by the robo-advisor Personal Capital, and then the older investment strategies momentum, undervalued and technical analysis. New twists on the index fund front include, equal weight and other tweaks on the traditional market cap weighted fund. The Wisdom Tree Investing firm is dedicated to alternative index fund investing strategies. Bonus; Top 7 Investing Mistakes to Avoid>>> Thus far, I’ve stuck with the market cap indexing...

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You Need to Know Now-How the Election Will Impact Investments

You Need to Know Now-How the Election Will Impact Investments

By in Investing, Personal Finance, Stocks | 2 comments

How the Election Will Impact Investments Update! The Results are In & Donald J. Trump is the New President Last night at a cocktail party someone asked me if Clinton or Trump would be better for the stock market. Now, the average investor doesn’t change their investment mix depending upon the news. In fact, I’ve encouraged readers for years to take a passive index fund approach to investing.  Yet, it’s not unusual to wonder if there might be a last minute tweak that would safeguard your investments against an unknown future. Bonus Read-MBA Course: Investing & Portfolio Management Passive Investing>>> ...

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5 Reasons to Choose Index Funds for Your Investment Portfolio

5 Reasons to Choose Index Funds for Your Investment Portfolio

By in Investing, Money Management, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 23 comments

Stock Picking is Time Consuming & Destined for Underperformance I haven’t always been an index fund investor. When I started investing, I was a value stock picker. I wanted to invest in companies stocks  that were selling below than their intrinsic value. I spent hours reviewing company annual reports, Securities and Exchange (SEC) documents and listening to company conference calls. During those years, there were some amazing wins – I bought Oracle priced in the teens and sold it for over $100 per share. There were also some losses. Nokia looked like at a bargain at $30 after falling 50 percent, but...

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