Investing Archive

Second Chance to Clean Up Your Portfolio

Typical Market Bounceback Gives Investors One More Chance to Reallocate I will repeat what I shared on WHA’s Facebook page and Twitter last week: Just Another Dip to Buy? The funny thing is that many will just assume another small correction on their march to unlimited profits. They won’t pay attention to details such as: …

Learning How to Invest – It Depends on You!

No doubt if you’re reading this article, you’ve read a few books and articles on how you should invest. And it’s likely that many of you reading this, have even tried some of the strategies that you’ve read about, and found that they “didn’t work” for you. You may be wondering why it worked for …

Diversifying Your Portfolio – For Real

There are many ways to diversify a portfolio – if that is indeed the goal. But these ways aren’t all equal. Some diversification reduces certain risks, but leaves investors wide open to the very risks they often have in mind – the ones that made them want to diversify in the first place. When you …

How to REALLY Diversify Risk

Looking to Really Diversify Risk? Many people talk of diversification but if you want to really diversify risk, you need more tools. Here is an explanation of some of those tools… Risk management in the investment field comes in many shapes and sizes. Oftentimes however, the type of risk being reduced is not exactly what …

Where Is Global Growth?

Photo courtesy of likeablerodent For the past 2 years, we have had to settle with America’s anemic growth being the attraction of the world. Yes China was still growing 7+% (or so they say), but no one was buying that as Chinese stocks hit 2009 lows. And Africa was powering higher but other than high …

Building a “Barbell” Portfolio

I hadn’t thought of my barbell portfolio page in a while when Tim, a friend of mine emailed me recently. Here’s what he wrote: I am listening to Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s new book Antifragile, and he discusses the barbell investment strategy at some length.  I googled it and Walnut Hill came up about number four on the …

In-Force Annuities – Buying Someone Else’s Foolishness

Millions of people, in search of yields over 2%, have moved money from their banks accounts to financial markets. Buying up REITs, MLPs, Preferred stocks, High Dividend-Paying Stocks and Junk Bonds has been the solution for some. And even though yields on those investments are still much higher than bank account yields, many a scared …