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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Our Timely Ten list represents our top ten recommendations from the Undervalued category as of each month, explains Kelley Wright, a specialist in blue chip, dividend stocks and the editor of Investment Quality Trends.
Given that the expected return of a bond is its interest rate, fixed income investments are not very attractive for generating meaningful returns, notes Chuck Carlson, dividend reinvestment expert and editor of DRIP Investor.
Something happened recently that has never happened before in the market. If you take the current rate of inflation and compare it to the S&P 500’s earnings and dividend yield, you get a number that is basically close to zero, explains Justin Carbonneau, editor at Validea.
The summer is usually weak and many economists aren’t looking for much year-end improvement. So, be cautious, notes Harry Domash, income specialist and editor of Dividend Detective.
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I have seen too many instances where investors pursue the mania of the moment and wrong courses of action because they do not take the time to think critically about what has happened in the past, cautions Kelley Wright, editor of Investment Quality Trends.
We follow an approach to investing that focuses on broadly diversified investments in undervalued stocks for their long-term appreciation potential, explains John Buckingham, money manager, value investing specialist and editor of The Prudent Speculator.
Every now and then I get a nagging feeling to overhaul the portfolio and make wholesale changes, notes Steve Reitmeister, growth and income specialist and editor of Reitmeister Total Return.
Today, we’re going to talk about whether or not the stock market is going to crash in the remainder of May 2021, explains Markus Heitkoetter of Rockwell Trading.
The use of margin debt continues to climb in retail brokerage accounts as FINRA recently reported yet another increase of $25B in April (+3% from its March level), states Joon Choi of Signalalert Asset Management.

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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.

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