Investing Strategies & Personal Finance

Money is a really important subject that nobody ever wants to talk about. But if you’re ever going to take charge of your finances and have a comfortable future, it’s important to master the concepts and strategies that can help you make more money, put you in control, and improve your life. Discover the proven strategies used by some of the world’s best financial minds to help you maximize your profits and minimize your risk.

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There is too much talk about the day to day movement of the market. I want to take a step back from that and discuss what really matters at this moment — inflation, asserts Steve Reitmeister, editor of Reitmeister Total Return.
Profitable traders are keen on maximizing retirement plan contributions in trading activities and also in their full-time jobs, states Robert Green of GreenTraderTax.com.
Closed-end funds (CEFs) are similar to ETFs, except that instead of issuing and redeeming shares as needed, CEFs issue a fixed number of shares at the IPO, explains Harry Domash, editor of Dividend Detective.
There was no place to hide, an ugly week, with the Dow, S&P 500 (SPX), Nasdaq, and all eleven S&P SPDR sectors down, notes Bonnie Gortler of bonniegortler.com.
Investors have been struggling for the last year (8/31/21 through 8/31/22), with the market, measured by the S&P 500 Total Return Index, off by over 11%, asserts Neil Macneale, editor of 2-for-1 Stock Split Newsletter.
Just as it seemed active managers would struggle to ever beat the S&P 500 (SPX) after getting trounced in 2021 as stock indexes soared, 2022 is clearly a year where active sector management is at a super-sized premium, explains Bryan Perry, editor of Cash Machine.
One might say the Federal Reserve is in the worst imaginable position – with resiliently high inflation and having to tighten into an impending slowdown, cautions Jim Stack, a "safety first" money manager and editor of InvesTech Research.
Many investors believe that all value investing strategies are similar. When it comes to getting exposure to value, they think the many value funds that are out there are mostly interchangeable, observes Jack Forehand, editor of Validea.
One of my favorite baseball players was Hank Aaron, who wore number 44 and had a lifetime batting average of .305; in investing terminology, he was truly a “total return” player, asserts Chuck Carlson, editor of DRIP Investor.
Move over large-cap stocks; here's a look at baby blue chips with strong market positions, reliable earnings and cash flow, and stout finances, suggests Rich Moroney, editor of Upside, a service that specializes in small and mid cap stocks.

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Most investors in the US are not aware that bailouts, where the US taxpayer "bails out" financial missteps by the too-big-to-fail crowd—is now against the law. Now, bail-ins will take place. What will this mean for you? And most importantly, what immediate action can you take to minimize this threat to your financial wellbeing?

Discover practical tips for managing your active investment portfolio for fast returns. Using a combination of specific technical analysis signals and chart patterns, you'll see how to quickly choose stocks and ETFs that can achieve high returns. You'll learn strategies for locating strong sectors that are worthwhile (e.g. healthcare, value vs growth, cyclicals), how to use position sizing to scale into successful entries by scaling in progressively, correct risk-management strategies for minimizing drawdowns and low-yield positions, and a step-by-step process for building and growing your portfolio for maximum profits. Join popular active trading coach Ken Calhoun for this fast-paced, dynamic session featuring live market charts.



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Join us for this thorough description on how Future Tundra Capital is organized and how our investments are managed in a way that is superior to other impact funds.

Join this session to watch an exclusive interview with Frederick Hubler Jr., CEO of Creative Capital Wealth Management Group, hosted by Mike Larson. Mr. Hubler will be answering questions such as what inspired him to focus on the accredited investor space, what the hardest thing about working in accredited investments has been, why he has the nickname of "millionaire whisperer," what encouraged him to go out on his own 18 years ago, and how large Creative Capital Wealth Management Group has grown.

Join Frederick Hubler Jr., CEO and chief wealth strategist for CCWMG, as he gives an informative and amusing dive into how his largest clients invest and think about the world, and what they use to increase the odds of making money regardless of the economy.

These are unprecedented times. Are we in a recession? Is the job-market strong enough to hold up this economy? Has inflation peaked? Will the Federal Reserve pivot this year and become more accommodative? There are so many variables that impact today's stock market. What even is rational or irrational anymore? Good news seems to be bad news and bad news seems to be good news. The biggest question of all, and the key to today's stock market, is understanding when good news will become good news again and bad news will become bad news again. Throughout this presentation, Luke tries to shed light on that fundamental question and how to control risk in your portfolio.

After experiencing the largest government-financed consumption boost in history, household demand for goods and services is poised to fall off a cliff. The US economy simply cannot handle the Fed's continued monetary tightening. This is the onset of a vicious stagflationary environment.
Tune in for a fresh look at the wealth of wisdom contained in the upcoming 2023 Stock Trader's Almanac. Get a sneak peek at the new edition before it comes off the press and what Jeff's outlook is for yearend 2022 and 2023. We will discuss some of the most salient words of wisdom contained in the Almanac quotations personally curated by Jeff, from billionaire investors to ancient polymaths. Plus, a look at the latest seasonal sector ETF Trades, top stock picks, and the prospects for his famous Best Six Months Seasonal Switching Strategy.

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Generating consistent gains in an ever-changing market is nearly impossible unless you know how (and when) to adapt to different market phases. Even a great strategy won’t work in the wrong conditions, and managing the money that you already have in the markets effectively is just as important as making the initial investment or placing the trade. In this section, you can learn about specific investing strategies and investment picks that will allow you to dampen risk without giving up solid gains. You’ll learn how to generate superior returns to establish a margin of safety in anticipation of black swan events and market anomalies.

With headwinds such as a longer time horizon, the current low-yield market environment, and the need to strategically allocate beyond stocks, bonds, and funds, there are several distinct and important financial decisions that really matter. Those are the ones you need to get right, so you don’t run out of money during your golden years. But, even the best-laid retirement plans can harbor hidden risks, including longevity risk, sequence-of-return risk, and underspending. The nature of risk changes in retirement, as the lifestyles of retirees become more vulnerable to the impacts of market volatility, unknown longevity, and spending shocks. Learn how to safeguard your portfolio and your plan against these risk factors.

With volatility making a comeback in the markets, investors are looking for the best investment strategies to protect—and grow their portfolios—in a challenging environment. Uncover effective strategies for managing your assets for a longer period of time, given current market conditions and longer life-span expectations. Learn about specific investments that could accomplish the goal of making your nest egg comfortably provide an income throughout your lifetime.