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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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Best Socially Conscious Investment Advisors

Best Socially Conscious Investment Advisors

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2017 Winners of The Best Socially Conscious Investment Funds Impact investing, socially responsible investing and socially conscious funds are all the rage. Millennial investors want to do good while they grow their investments for the future. The best socially conscious investment advisors are making it easy to do good with your investment dollars. It’s easy to earn good investment returns and do good with your money. In fact, a University of Oxford study showed that 80% of 200 studies showed positive stock price performance with good sustainability practices.  “80% of the 200 studies reviewed showed that stock price performance...

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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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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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