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  • He also made a second interesting observation. In his research department, he often preferred analysts without a business background. His reasoning was that those who know nothing about the market have more respect for it. The analyst who’s under the illusion that he’s got everything figured out is the worst researcher out there.

    The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing

    He also made a second interesting observation. In his research department, he often preferred analysts without a business background. His reasoning was that those who know nothing about the market have more respect for it. The analyst who’s under the illusion that he’s got everything figured out is the worst researcher out there.

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  • First thing you need to do is make them prove they know what they are doing. Every professional should have a model portfolio. One of the answers you will get is there are several different types and they may not be what you need. Capital BS. Tell them bluntly unless you see are real time (not hypothetical) portfolio you are going to hang up. Period. Any hesitation and you do hang up. He is ashamed of his performance and you have escaped with your funds in tact.

    Mattress Money

    First thing you need to do is make them prove they know what they are doing. Every professional should have a model portfolio. One of the answers you will get is there are several different types and they may not be what you need. Capital BS. Tell them bluntly unless you see are real time (not hypothetical) portfolio you are going to hang up. Period. Any hesitation and you do hang up. He is ashamed of his performance and you have escaped with your funds in tact.

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  • The famous $3.00 dividend of Microsoft saw the stock price at $30 on Monday and $27 on Tuesday. The stock didn’t go down. The company gave back to stockholders part of their own money. It was capital distribution. Furthermore the investor had to pay tax of 15%. Capital distributions should not be taxed like this. Go tell the IRS.

    The Fallacy of Dividends 2

    The famous $3.00 dividend of Microsoft saw the stock price at $30 on Monday and $27 on Tuesday. The stock didn’t go down. The company gave back to stockholders part of their own money. It was capital distribution. Furthermore the investor had to pay tax of 15%. Capital distributions should not be taxed like this. Go tell the IRS.

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  • The big problem with this for mutual fund investors is that all the experts are recommending different funds. It might be one thing if experts had a solid basis for their perspective. If they did, then you would think their recommendations would line up and they'd all be touting the same thing. But they don't and they aren't. Oh sure, each one of them can make a good case for their pick. But so can the next "expert." And usually both of them won't be right (if either of them is). So, where's the value in this for you? Beats me.

    Your Worst Enemy to Successful Investing – the Media

    The big problem with this for mutual fund investors is that all the experts are recommending different funds. It might be one thing if experts had a solid basis for their perspective. If they did, then you would think their recommendations would line up and they'd all be touting the same thing. But they don't and they aren't. Oh sure, each one of them can make a good case for their pick. But so can the next "expert." And usually both of them won't be right (if either of them is). So, where's the value in this for you? Beats me.

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  • What can a fund manager do when the entire market heads south? He is not allowed to sell out of positions and go to cash. That would be a violation and he could be prosecuted for it. He is required to watch money go down the drain. Your money.

    Why The SEC Won’t Help

    What can a fund manager do when the entire market heads south? He is not allowed to sell out of positions and go to cash. That would be a violation and he could be prosecuted for it. He is required to watch money go down the drain. Your money.

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  • History has shown that the secret of the stock market is not buying; it is selling. Without a proper exit strategy there is no chance to ever become a winner over the long term.

    Risk Vs. Reward

    History has shown that the secret of the stock market is not buying; it is selling. Without a proper exit strategy there is no chance to ever become a winner over the long term.

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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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  • Brokers are taught that it is impossible to time the ups and downs of the market. Market timing is beautifully simple, but they don't want to know how to do it even for their own accounts.

    Wall Street’s 10 Biggest Lies

    Brokers are taught that it is impossible to time the ups and downs of the market. Market timing is beautifully simple, but they don't want to know how to do it even for their own accounts.

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  • When a bear market that collapses 20, 30, 40% or more ALL STOCKS go down and in that bear market many “good” companies reduce their dividends. Some companies even borrow money to pay a dividend. How dumb is that?

    The Fallacy of Dividends

    When a bear market that collapses 20, 30, 40% or more ALL STOCKS go down and in that bear market many “good” companies reduce their dividends. Some companies even borrow money to pay a dividend. How dumb is that?

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  • Brokers, money managers and so-called financial planners all seem to have learned how to lose money. 99% of them have no clue on how to protect a customer’s money.

    Value Investing Equals Nonsense

    Brokers, money managers and so-called financial planners all seem to have learned how to lose money. 99% of them have no clue on how to protect a customer’s money.

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