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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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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
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 »