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  • I Bet You're Probably Losing: Try Something That Actually Works

    By Jason Hall - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: RSP, SPY, VOO, VTI | Editor's Choice

    I read two articles today, that were both stark reminders that most of us are really bad at investing. From Foolish contributor Morgan Housel:

    Most investors underperform the market. When that's the case, how to become a great investor isn't what's important; becoming a less-bad investor should be the goal. The difference is subtle, but important.

    The article goes on to list more detail about the common more »

  • ETFs: Your Future Self Will Thank You

    By Timothy Green - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: IVV, SPY, VOO

    In 2012 investors put a total of $154 billion into exchange traded funds, or ETFs, while removing $119 billion from mutual funds. The move from actively managed mutual funds to passive ETFs is a good one for investors. ETFs tend to have far lower fees than mutual funds, which in the long term matters quite a bit. A lot of money is being moved into bond ETFs, which is another more »

  • How Bad Will Sequestration Be? Use This Ticker To Tell

    By Mitch Rubinstein - January 23, 2013 | Tickers: BLK, ^VIX 130522C00025000, ^GSPC, VOO

    In December we discussed a great way to take cover from the Fiscal Cliff. But the Cliff turned out to be a two-step bunny slope, and the first hill wasn't so bad for Wall Street. We're about midway towards the second hill and it's a great time to review what we've learned so far. First off, the stock market remains hard to predict in the short more »

  • Get over the Fiscal Cliff

    By Dana Blankenhorn - December 27, 2012 | Tickers: VXX, QQQ, VOO | Editor's Choice

    For nearly two months, CNBC has been pounding the table over the awful “fiscal cliff” facing us in January. Every day, in every ad, they demand that our leaders “rise above” partisanship and come to an agreement.

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    Anchor Maria Bartiromo (above) has been especially entertaining, practically rending her garments and screaming at the camera, shouting down any Democrat who stands in her way. And Rick Santelli, oh his rages have more »

  • Foolish Military Investors - Breaking Down The Key Step That Takes You From E-1 to Millionaire Painlessly

    By Mitch Rubinstein - October 23, 2012 | Tickers: BLK, ^GSPC, VFIAX, VIFSX, VFINX, VOO

    Hopefully this previous post convinced you that a lifetime of investing in the stock market is your best vehicle for building wealth. But perhaps you're not quite convinced that you can go from E-1 to millionaire so easily? Today, we'll break down how easy and painless it truly is.

    Painlessly Setting Aside Capital

    Troops, I'd like to introduce you to a good friend whom I know extremely more »