Investment Strategy

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Investment Strategy is Not One-Size-Fits-All

There are many disciplines in life that people are willing to learn well enough to get by. Lots of people know how to make a pot of spaghetti, but …

60 Best Value Investing Resources You'd Be Crazy To Miss

18 value blogs I follow religiously.<p>3 quality news sites.<p>20 best investment books.<p>13 value-added twitter users.<p>6 additional resource pages.<p>"What …

Don't Panic! That Is Not an Investment Strategy

Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab, discusses her message to clients preaching patience over panic when dealing with a …

Key to Value Investing: Ignoring Market Noise and Reflecting

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Loud chorus of voices tell Fed: 'Don't do it'

America's central bank faces a lot of peer pressure right now.<p>When the Federal Reserve meets on September 16 and 17, it will make one of its biggest decisions since the financial crisis: Is it time to raise interest rates?<p>Normally Wall Street and a few gray-haired economists are the only ones …

Economy

With This Investment Strategy, Market Corrections Don't Have To Be Scary -- The Motley Fool

Thanks to the laws of mathematics, dollar cost averaging can make corrections work in your favor.<p>A stock market correction can be scary for many …

Stocks

Central banks are making the same mistake that led to the 2008 financial crisis

In 2008, former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan went before Congress and acknowledged he had been wrong to hold interest rates at low levels for an extended period, because those low rates caused a housing bubble that — when it burst — crippled the US and European economies.<p>The low rates …

Economy

The single most important piece of advice during a stock market crash: don't sell

Most people on most days don't pay too much attention to the stock market or spend much time thinking about it. One big exception is on days when the market crashes dramatically. These days are very important to the financial press and lead to a lot of media coverage about the market's decline.<p>That …

Here's what Goldman Sachs told its big-money clients about the stock market mayhem

Markets are all over the place.<p>The early minutes of trading on Monday saw markets in a panic, with numerous seemingly high-quality stocks down 20% and the Dow down 1,000 points. All told, the it was chaotic, and stocks finished the day down 3%. And this coming after stocks lost 3% on Friday.<p>A …

Finance

As Apple And Disney Stumble, These Big Stocks Are Lifting The Market

With Apple’s stock languishing and Disney falling sharply on Wednesday as the market reacted to disappointing earnings reports from both companies, investors got a reminder of the power of America’s giant companies to be a drag on the stock market.<p>Stocks are more or less flat this year, with the …

Stocks

Investment Mistakes To Avoid

Everyone is going to make a mistake when investing. The key is to learn from it and to minimize the number of mistakes. Below are the top mistakes …

Investing

10 Warren Buffett Investment Tips to Build Your Wealth

Warren Buffett, the world’s second-richest person, shows no signs of slowing down. Besides owning trains (BNSF Railway), planes (NetJets) and …

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Are You Gambling Or Investing?

Learn How To Profit More Consistently By Using An Investment Strategy With A House AdvantageKey Ideas• Mathematical expectancy is the key to …

Investing

Panicking is a horrible investment strategy

Investing in the stock market isn't for everyone, especially the faint-hearted who can't handle the downs as well as the ups of the market.<p>Even in big bull markets, you'll see dips in stock prices.<p>Successful investors outperform by being patient and riding out the volatility. Losers panic and sell …

Finance

Apple’s investors want the company to do back flips

Shares of Apple Inc. (aapl) declined this week to their lowest level since January on investor worries about the company’s ability to keep …

How Investing is Evolving to Include Sustainability

In the future, sustainability analysis will be an integral part of financial equity analysis.<p>When we pick a stock to invest in, we make assumptions about how the company is being managed and what its value is. We determine that the CEO isn't taking wild risks that could run the company into the …

Investing

By Bill Gates: Why I’m investing $1 billion of my own money into clean energy research

Last month, during a trip to Europe, I mentioned that I plan to invest $1 billion in clean energy technology over the next five years. This will be a fairly big increase over the investments I am already making, and I am doing it because I believe that the next half-decade will bring many …

Climate

Be like Buffett: Don’t rush into selling your stocks

For many investors, the hardest part of investing isn't deciding which stocks to pick – it's knowing when to sell. Should you sell after a stock has gone up a certain amount? After it has gone down a certain amount? When an analyst downgrades it? When it misses earnings expectations?<p>The great …

Investing