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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?

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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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How Does Mark Cuban Invest?

How Does Mark Cuban Invest?

By in Investing, Personal Finance Luminaries | 1 comment

How Does Wealthy Entrepreneur Mark Cuban Invest?  Contributing columnist, Timothy Gagnon Money Tips From a Great Businessman Mark Cuban, best known for his aggressive personality on ABC’s Shark Tank is a billionaire investor, entrepreneur, business owner, and NBA team owner. Mark Cuban’s business advice tends to be blunt and straight to the point. He doesn’t beat around the bush. Today we’re going to share his best money and investment advice so you can find out the answer to ‘How does Mark Cuban invest?’ Keep in mind there’s no guarantee you’ll see the same success as Mark Cuban if you follow his investment formula....

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Passive Income Investments – Fact or Fiction

Passive Income Investments – Fact or Fiction

By in Bond, Investing, Make Money, Stocks | 17 comments

  “Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.” Paul Samuelson Passive income investments are touted as a way to keep the money flowing without the work. In other words, with passive income streams your passive income investments are set up once to deliver regular cash flow. You’ll learn whether investing in real estate, stocks, and bonds are true passive income opportunities and ways to create that future income stream.  My Passive Income Investments History Is real estate a road to passive income? When I...

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Are 2017 Financial Forecasts For Real?

Are 2017 Financial Forecasts For Real?

By in Economics, Investing, Mind and Money, Wealth | 0 comments

Financial Forecasts – Myth Or Reality? During a recent trip from San Francisco to Ohio, I spent several hours indulging in the Wall Street Journal, cover-to-cover. Fascinated by their second quarter Markets Review & Outlook Section on July 3, 2017, I fervently read the predictions made by pros compared with reality. Learn whether the financial forecasts hit the mark or veered off course. I assumed that at least one prediction for the markets for 2017 might have materialized. Yet, out of 8 economic predictions, ranging from U.S. stock indexes to inflation, the experts were all wrong. Here’s why it matters....

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