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Which Insurance You Should Buy, Consider or Skip, According to an Insurance Salesman

This anonymous agent reveals the dirtiest secrets of his profession, and the rules for building your personal safety net<p>Remember Woody Allen? The movie director who married his ex-wife’s adopted daughter? Well, Woody once said, “There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an …

portfolio theory Is Wrong And Value Investing Works

Why portfolio theory is wrong<p><b>[Editor’s note: This letter was penned by Tim Price, London-based wealth manager and author of Price Value</b> …

7 Benefits of Bullet Journaling

You know what makes highly successful people less stressed, happier and more productive? They know that their personal priorities are worth more than …

Success

The Lies, Cover-Ups and Half-Truths About Investing in Real Estate

Why do so many people think buying a house is part of the American Dream?<p>The cultural programming around buying a house—not renting—is so strong, …

Why filial laws are a 'sleeping giant' that could prompt long-term-care planning

That's because of something known as filial responsibility laws, on the books in around 30 states. These laws could hold children legally responsible …

Retirement

Volatility Managed Portfolios

57 Pages Posted: 2 May 2016<p>University of Rochester - Simon Business School<p>University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Anderson School of …

Economy In Pictures: Weakness Continues

As we begin to wrap up the 2nd quarter of the year, I thought it was time to revisit the economy as the backdrop against expectations for stronger …

Warren Buffett made a startling confession that goes against everything you've been led to believe about his investing success

He spilled the beans on something he has been doing quietly behind the scenes for years.<p>I have written about this in my books.<p>And now, after all these years, he has finally confessed.<p>It is a revelation that goes against all you have been led to believe about his extraordinary investment success.<p>And …

Investing

The House Just Voted To Give Wall Street Billions From Americans' Retirement Savings

Brokers are allowed to give you bad advice. The House wants to keep it that way.<p>If the House of Representatives gets its way, President Barack Obama won't be able to crack down on unnecessary fees that cost Americans billions of dollars in retirement savings a year.<p>The House voted 234 to 188 …

Retirement

REVISION: The Market Portfolio is NOT Efficient: Evidences, Consequences and Easy to Avoid Errors

The Market Portfolio is not an efficient portfolio. There are many evidences that tell us that: the equal weighted indexes have beaten their …

Hoisington Quarterly Review and Outlook – 1Q2016 - Hoisington Investment Management - Commentaries

<b>2015</b>’<b>s Surging Debt</b><p>The striking aspect of the U.S. economy’s 2015 performance was weaker economic growth coinciding with a massive advance in …

Economics

The Knockout Punch In The IRA Grudge Match

There’s an ongoing battle in the financial realm pitting the Roth IRA against its older cousin, the Traditional IRA. Most of the debate, however, is rendered irrelevant because it doesn’t consider the Traditional IRA’s fatal flaw.<p><b>Tale of the Tape:</b><p>The IRA debate is almost entirely about taxes. As …

A bucket of cold water for those who are bullish about stocks...

For the first time in more than 80 years, stocks finished in the green at the end of the quarter after falling more than 10% to start the year, as Business Insider's Bob Bryan noted on Friday.<p>That's encouraging!<p>In addition to boosting investor wealth, it suggests that the imminent-recession fears …

Stock Markets

Limiting Losses | RIA

<i>Editor Note: I would like to welcome Michael Lebowitz of 720 Global Research to the realinvestmentadvice.com family of contributors. 720 Global is an</i> …

10 Habits Of Fiscally Fit People

<b>We wonder how they do it.</b>Those who make handling money look effortless.I’ve have documented and monitored the money habits of fiscally-fit people for …

This amazing graphic shows just how the US stock market has gotten so complex

A handful of exchanges, led by the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq, dominated share trading. A buyer would place an order with a broker, who would then execute the trade on the exchange floor.<p>It meant all the people buying and selling shares of a particular company would wind up in the same …

When Measures Become Targets: How Index Investing Changes Indexes

<b>in·dex</b> <i>noun :</i> an indicator, sign, or measure of something.<p>In Vietnam, under French colonial rule, there was a rat problem. To solve the rat …

Basic Portfolio Construction

If you’re like me, your exposure to the investing process probably conjures up thoughts of picking individual stocks–occasionally spurred by colorful …

Preparing for Lower Long-Term Returns

<b>Benz:</b> So, when you look at various time periods over which valuation tends to be most or least predictive, you said in the short term it's not so …

Investing

Warren Buffett Is Now Investing in Kinder Morgan

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway on Tuesday disclosed a new investment in pipeline operator Kinder Morgan (kmi), boosting its bet on the oil …

The Agony of High Returns

Even with a time machine, a lot of people wouldn't want to own the best-performing stocks.<p><b>Monster Beverage</b> (NASDAQ: MNST) was the best-performing …

Investing

Major Asset Classes | January 2016 | Performance Review

The risk-off trade continued to weigh on the major asset classes in January. The main exception: several slices of high-quality bonds popped last …

PETER SCHIFF: We're going to have a serious recession and negative interest rates before the election

Peter Schiff begs to differ.<p>The CEO and chief global strategist for Euro Pacific Capital, and noted perma-bear, said that serious economic destruction is just a few months away.<p>"I think the Fed is going to have negative interest rates before the election because we're going to be in a serious …

Interest Rates

HARRY DENT: The Dow is set to fall 70% by 2017

Meanwhile, in la-la land, stocks have been so focused on the decline in oil prices that they just ignored the <i>other</i> big trigger for a stock decline.<p>And that came Tuesday, when the Shanghai Composite index of Chinese stocks moved 3% below its August low of 2,850!<p>I wrote back in June of last year that …

Stock Markets

Why You Should Question “Buy And Hold” Advice - Real Investment Advice - Commentaries

I recently received an email from an individual that contained the following bit of portfolio advice from a major financial institution:<p><i>“Despite the</i> …

Investing

James Montier on Fed-Induced Bubbles, Market Valuations, Smart Beta and Liquid Alts

<i>James Montier is a member of Grantham Mayo van Otterloo’s (GMO’s) Asset Allocation team. Prior to joining GMO in 2009, he was co-head of Global</i> …

Bubbles - Past, Present and Future

This stock market dip isn't a buying opportunity

The stock market is off to its worst start in history this year. Not only that, the losses over the past few weeks have come amid one of the most rapid declines over the past few decades. This has some coming to the conclusion this has to be buying opportunity.<p>I've seen plenty of headlines and …

Stock Markets

A stock-market crash of 50%+ would not be a surprise — or the worst-case scenario

But someone has to do it!<p>So here goes:<p>By many, many historically predictive valuation meassures, stocks are overvalued to the tune of 75%-100%.<p>In the past, when stocks have been this overvalued, they have often "corrected" by crashing (1929, 1987, 2000, 2007, for example) . They have also sometimes …