Don’t Confuse the Opinions of Traders with Those of Investors

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Occasionally someone will ask me a question regarding a comment they recently heard, or a story they have read. It usually goes something like this: “I just heard a guy on CNBC that sounds pretty convinced that the stock market (or bonds,…

Seven Critical Things to Do Before Retiring

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If you’re thinking of retiring, and wondering if you’re ready, there are some critical planning issues that need to be examined. Below is just a partial checklist of some items that you should consider. How many of these important issues…

Should You Play Offense or Defense?

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PLAYING OFFENSE The goal here is to score (i.e. make money in the market). In football, it means get the ball into the end zone. You get the most points from a touchdown, less points for a field goal and nothing if you have to give the ball…

What’s All the Fuss About Risk Management?

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Risk Management is the newest hot topic when the conversation turns to financial matters. The focus tends to be mainly on risk reduction, specifically related to investment accounts. However, there is a lot more to risk management than which…