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How to Buy Bitcoin and Other Interesting Cryptocurrency Facts

How to Buy Bitcoin and Other Interesting Cryptocurrency Facts

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This guest post is not an endorsement for buying into the speculative cryptocurrency markets. This comprehensive article is for those of you interested in this new asset class. Personally, I’m a late adopter and prefer to invest in more traditional instruments. Yet, this article is for those of you who want to learn about bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies-how to buy, where to store, what are the differences and more.  Owning Bitcoin and other altcoins seems to be a daunting task but many people just need to take the first step. The first step is to simply choose to go...

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Are Stock Markets Efficient or Not?

Are Stock Markets Efficient or Not?

By in Advanced Investing, Asset Allocation, Investing, Reader Question, Stocks | 13 comments

Is the Stock Market Efficient or Not? Investing Question Answered Moneycone.com asked, “Are markets efficient or not?” After spending a few minutes thinking about how I would tackle this widely researched topic, I decided to do what any researcher would do, I went to google and typed in, “Are markets efficient or not?” 300 million responses later I am no less daunted. This question is one of the most widely debated investing questions. What is the Efficient Market Hypothesis? The efficient market hypothesis was created by Noble prize winner, Eugene Fama. According to Morningstar.com the efficient market hypothesis is:...

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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 | 17 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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