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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A query came in from a client about scaling out, and he has given me permission to share my reply, states Ian Murphy of MurphyTrading.com.
Jeffrey Hirsch is a leading expert on seasonal trading and market timing. In his Stock Trader's Almanac, he looks at October's historic trading patterns and what this portends for the month ahead.
The stock market opened higher to pare its week-to-date losses today, explains Marvin Appel of Signalert Asset Management.
After months of record highs, red flags in the stock market have appeared, states Bob Lang of Explosive Options.
The AAII (American Association of Individual Investors) survey of individual investors has reported at least a 70% allocation to equities for six consecutive months, cautions Jim Stack, safety-first money manager and editor of InvesTech Research.
We are in the grip of a veritable stock market mania, at least as lunatic as the tech mania in March 2000 and every bit as nutso as the September 1929 peak, cautions Alan Newman, market timing specialist and editor of CrossCurrents.
Investors shifted from buyers to sellers after returning from the Labor Day holiday, states Bonnie Gortler of bonniegortler.com.
In my mind a “jumbo” dividend yield — within the context of the low interest-rate environment — is anything above, say, 3%, or more than double the yield of the broad market and 10-year Treasury, notes Chuck Carlson, dividend reinvestment specialist and editor of DRIP Investor.
US equity markets pulled back on Friday and are starting to test levels which previously held as support, states Ian Murphy of MurphyTrading.com.
Stocks are having a lackluster week as economic data have become subdued, explains Marvin Appel of Signalert Asset Management.

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Entrepreneur Som Seif, founder and CEO of Purpose Investments, explains how investors can strategically incorporate ETFs as mechanisms and tools in their portfolios to amplify profit and preserve capital. Mr. Seif will be in discussion with Mark Bunting, publisher and host of <em>Uncommon Sense Investor</em>, and John O'Connell, chairman and CEO of Davis Rea Investment Counsel.
John De Goey will be talking about a challenge to advisors and investors alike - Optimism Bias. It is just one of many behavioral quirks that we all fall prey to, but one that might do the most harm in the current high-valuation environment. The term he uses to describe the industry's mindset is Bullshift - a cheeky portmanteau that combines the unbridled optimism of bullishness with the industry's unwavering ability to shift attention toward good news - no matter what the circumstances tell us.
Can the economy function alongside the virus? Should we lose sleep over inflation? Where are interest rates headed? Can the job market operate normally alongside government support? What should we expect when governments stop spending? Who will pay down that debt? What's reasonable to expect from the housing market? Among other topics, the session will discuss the nature and sustainability of economic recovery and identify winners and losers.
The pandemic has had a significant impact on the global economic outlook for 2021 and beyond. Michael Cooke will discuss what it means for investors and how they should approach portfolio construction as the economy re-opens.
Sustainable investing is gaining momentum as more investors realize that they can earn good financial returns while aligning their investments with their values. Join Tim Nash, founder of Good Investing, as he discusses how retail investors can implement sustainable investment strategies including socially responsible investing (SRI); environmental, social, and governance (ESG) integration; impact investing; and fossil fuel divestment.
Avi Gilburt will take you through his analysis to outline what he expects the S&P 500 and metals to do for the rest of 2021 and provide parameters to help you stay on the profitable side of the market. He will also give you his longer-term prognostication, which may not sit well with many long-term investors.
Jim Garofalo, president and CEO of Professional Coin Galleries, says the US Mint is experiencing historic shortages of precious metals including gold, silver, platinum, and palladium. PCG helps its investors grow and protect their nest egg by offering only the finest and rarest numismatic coins. With the worldwide shortage of precious metals combined with the US Mint being severely compromised like never before, the opportunity for protection and profit with numismatic coins has never been greater. From the novice to the savviest collector, PCG has the experience and knowledge to help its clients achieve immense success.
What does a new constitution mean for Chile and social turmoil mean for Colombia? Would they succeed in stopping the spread of the Venezuelan disease of consistently doing more wrongs to correct prior wrongs? Is there an escape for Brazil? What would these mean for their economic growths and the safety of supplies of commodities? And should one, in the future, trust commodity supply chains in the US or China's areas of influence? How would this change the perception about other commodity supplier nations?
The specter of inflation is all over the news and at the forefront of investors' minds. Of course, with raw materials prices soaring and deficit spending and monetary expansion going where no man (or FED) has gone before, inflation is a real concern. Our expert panel will tackle the tough question on everyone's mind: When will gold, silver, and mining stocks answer the call to fight these inflationary pressures, and what will that look like when they do?
<p>There are different metals and mining instruments to trade, and tax treatment varies. They include equities, equity options, and ETFs in mining companies taxed as securities. Precious metals, bullion and coins, and physically backed precious metal ETFs, grantor trusts treated as collectibles. Regulated futures contracts for precious and industrial metals are Section 1256 contracts.</p><p>Join Robert A. Green, CPA, of GreenTraderTax.com, for this session. For background information, see Mr. Green's blog post, <em>Tax Treatment for Precious Metals.</em></p>

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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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