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How I Learned About the Stock Market – Lessons for Investors

How I Learned About the Stock Market – Lessons for Investors

By in Asset Allocation, Bond, Stocks, Wealth | 9 comments

How I Became an Avid Stock Market Investor At age 25, finally tasting adulthood, I wanted to get rich, or at least richer than I was. I loved the idea of becoming an adult, having my own apartment, job, money, and best of all, control. As I  began to accumulate a nest egg, from saving and a modest lifestyle (I loved that one room studio apartment!).  I wanted to learn to invest. I had some trepidation about the stock market. In a college stock market course, I learned about the stock market crash of 1929 and it scared me....

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What are Index Funds and Asset Classes Investing?

What are Index Funds and Asset Classes Investing?

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

List of Index Funds + Basic Investing Guide Part 4 of Best Investing Method Series This investing series: Best Investing Method using asset classes is based upon the work of Nobel Prize winner Eugene Fama. Fama tested and popularized investing strategies based upon the efficient market hypothesis. In Part 1: What is the Best Investing Method?, you learned the important research behind simple investing with a diversified asset classes portfolio. Part 2: Outlined the 8 Steps to Creating a Diversified Asset Classes Portfolio. In Part 3: In Diversification Strategy; How to Figure out my Risk Tolerance you determined your risk...

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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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Blooom Robo-Advisor Review – Investment Management Help for Your 401(k)

Blooom Robo-Advisor Review – Investment Management Help for Your 401(k)

By in Asset Allocation, Investing, Retirement | 0 comments

Blooom Makes Retirement Plan Investing Easy If you’re like most workers, you understand your job just fine, but your retirement account is another matter. With all the various fund choices, how to manage your retirement account seems a bit confusing. Blooom was designed to oversee your precious workplace retirement investment account to earn more money for you. I had my retirement account analyzed in minutes, for free and you can too. Just click below.  Blooom Retirement Account Management Is for the Regular Investor If you’re like the 99% of all investors, you’re seeking: Simple 401(k), 403(b) or TSP account...

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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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