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Should I Invest in an Annuity? Simple Answers to All Your Annuity Questions

Should I Invest in an Annuity? Simple Answers to All Your Annuity Questions

By in Advanced Investing, Insurance, Money Management, Reader Question, Retirement | 0 comments

Understand the Annuity Product-In Plain Language Annie Logue of the Root of All, Chicago on the Cheap, and author of several Money and Investing Dummies books about asks; “When are annuity investment products a good idea?” Annuities are a hot button financial offering because they are a product that usually charges you high fees and nets the seller a high commission. Thus, they are frequently (inappropriately) promoted to individuals for the purpose of giving the seller a fat commission. This article delves into the nuts and bolts of the annuity product, when and when not to buy an annuity, and how not to...

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What Are Smart Beta Funds and Should I Invest in a Smart Beta Strategy?

What Are Smart Beta Funds and Should I Invest in a Smart Beta Strategy?

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

Smart Beta Funds, Smart Beta Indices and Smart Beta Investment Strategies? By contributing columnist, Hank Coleman Finding a system that beats the stock market is akin to the search for the Holy Grail. It’s a glorious and righteous quest that has gone on for centuries and will continue to do so long after we’re all gone. That’s where smart beta funds and indices come in to play in the stock market. Smart beta funds look to tweak index fund investing to the next level by strategically weighting stocks inside the funds based on objective factors. And, typically robo-advisors choose the...

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Should I Sell Stocks Now? What to do Now That Markets are Peaking

Should I Sell Stocks Now? What to do Now That Markets are Peaking

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Bond, Economics, Investing, Money Management | 15 comments

Are the Investment Markets Overvalued? Should I Sell Stocks Now? Should I Invest in Dividend Stocks Now? Is the Stock Market Overvalued Now? According to many stock market indicators the stock markets are expensive. After the nine year bull market, find out if you should sell stocks now. An easy way to check the stock market price tag is with the price earnings ratio (PE ratio), or the amount of money you must pay in relation to a corporations earnings. Higher PE ratios correlate with more expensive stock prices. The average PE ratio is 15.67 and the stock market...

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What Does Price Earnings Ratio Mean? Use the PE for Smart Investing

What Does Price Earnings Ratio Mean? Use the PE for Smart Investing

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Investing, Mutual Funds, Stocks | 2 comments

Understanding the PE Ratio Most investors are best suited to invest in a diversified portfolio of index funds in an asset allocation in line with their risk tolerance. The research is quite clear that it is exceedingly difficult to beat the overall stock market over time. That said, there are those who like to analyze individual stocks and attempt to beat the market. For those active investors, as well as those interested in understanding a bit more about investing, you’ll learn about how to use the PE ratio when investing.Read on to find out the answer to the question,...

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5 Investment Classes That Teach Unique Ways to Invest

5 Investment Classes That Teach Unique Ways to Invest

By in Advanced Investing, Investing, Make Money, Sponsored | 0 comments

*Please read affiliate disclosure below. Learn How to Invest Money to Make Money  If you want your money to work for you, then you need to consider investing. Take an investment class to get on the wealth-building fast track. After all, you work hard at your job, but if you simply save in your low-interest bank account, you’re missing an opportunity to allow your dollars to compound and earn more. Investing means directing your money into an endeavor that provides the opportunity for extra income or capital. If you want your money to work for you, then you need to consider investing. You work hard at...

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What is the Trump Reflation Trade and Should I Care?

What is the Trump Reflation Trade and Should I Care?

By in Advanced Investing, Economics, Inflation, Investing | 4 comments

I’ve enjoyed economics ever since I majored in the field at University. During the last century, I’ve seen rampant inflation – too much money chasing too few goods – leading to exploding prices. I’ve also lived through the recent low inflation rates and the brush with stagflation and deflation. So, what’s up with reflation, the reflation trade and the Trump reflation trade? It’s all over the news, but reflation isn’t as clear cut as the inflation, stagflation or deflation themes. What is Reflation? Reflation has a technical definition, just like inflation. The meaning of reflation describes a governmental fiscal...

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