Archive for September, 2010

  • Is the investor really well served by a fund that merely places its monies in proportion to a specifically designed index or another that simply acquires shares of other funds? What does the scandal that rocked many of the prominent mutual funds in the autumn of 2003 portend for the future of the industry? And above all, who in God’s name is watching the store?

    The Mutual Fund – A Critical View

    Is the investor really well served by a fund that merely places its monies in proportion to a specifically designed index or another that simply acquires shares of other funds? What does the scandal that rocked many of the prominent mutual funds in the autumn of 2003 portend for the future of the industry? And above all, who in God’s name is watching the store?

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  • When listening to those market mavens on TV they say stocks are cheap now. It seems to me they have been saying that for months and months. All those folks talk about valuation. If stocks are such a great value why do they keep going down? What does “cheap” mean?

    What Diversification Really Means

    When listening to those market mavens on TV they say stocks are cheap now. It seems to me they have been saying that for months and months. All those folks talk about valuation. If stocks are such a great value why do they keep going down? What does “cheap” mean?

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  • As tempting as the hot stock market tips may sound, don't risk your hard earned dollars on them. Impulsive buys are no different to gambling, so unless you can afford to lose your money, buying just because a friend says they have made a lot of money from a company is no reason to race out and buy it. If the hot stock tip is really worth adding to your portfolio, it will still be worth adding after a couple weeks of research.

    Investing in Stocks

    As tempting as the hot stock market tips may sound, don't risk your hard earned dollars on them. Impulsive buys are no different to gambling, so unless you can afford to lose your money, buying just because a friend says they have made a lot of money from a company is no reason to race out and buy it. If the hot stock tip is really worth adding to your portfolio, it will still be worth adding after a couple weeks of research.

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