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  • Be careful of financial planners, but a good one who charges only a fee will be easier to find than a broker. Some are CFPs, Certified Financial Planners. That doesn’t mean they know how to make money. Most have the same training as brokers – all bad. You definitely don’t want one with ties to any financial organization or brokerage company.

    Changing Brokers/Financial Planners

    Be careful of financial planners, but a good one who charges only a fee will be easier to find than a broker. Some are CFPs, Certified Financial Planners. That doesn’t mean they know how to make money. Most have the same training as brokers – all bad. You definitely don’t want one with ties to any financial organization or brokerage company.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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