Lessons Learned From 2008 Archive

market volatility

Markets Are Volatile, So What Should Investors Do?

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For most people, investing can feel like a long drive down the highway. The sun is out, the road is flat, the music soothing. Even at 70 miles per hour the ride is uneventful. Until, of course, you hit a… Continue reading

 

The Stock Market’s Next Move? Might As Well Spin A Roulette Wheel…

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The recent stock market news has been downright scary. “Biggest one-day points plunge! Stocks in freefall! Bear market begins!” You’re probably expecting me to say “Don’t worry, everything is going to be fine.” But I won’t — because I can’t.… Continue reading

 
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Heed Warren Buffett’s Warning: Bitcoin Is Pure FOMO

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To the surprise of nobody, billionaire investor Warren Buffett isn’t interested in Bitcoin, the electronic currency that has zoomed higher in value over the past few weeks. Bitcoin is a complex idea. Simply put, it’s a virtual currency that is… Continue reading

 
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The Market Is High. Beware of Portfolio Drift.

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Are you sure that your retirement investments are on the right track? One way to know is to ask your investment manager if they practice “rebalancing“. Rebalancing is the simple act of systematic adjustments to your investment percentages to reduce… Continue reading

 
Ron Lieber New York Times

Investing Short-Term When Stocks Are High? Imagine a Painful Drop

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In a recent column for the New York Times, author Ron Lieber warns readers to be mindful of the unpredictable nature of the stock market when investing for the short-term. What is the simple solution to investing for the short-term,… Continue reading

 
Ben Bernanke Nails The Case For Passive Portfolio Investing

Ben Bernanke Nails The Case For Passive Portfolio Investing

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It’s always tricky when the past holder in a major office — say, a former U.S. president — gets interviewed. You can’t second-guess your successor, nor can you offer fluffy non-answers to pointed questions. Ben Bernanke, the recent former head of the… Continue reading

 
Burton Malkiel On October’s Rough Stock Ride: Hang On

Burton Malkiel On October’s Rough Ride: Hang On

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It has been a rough October, the kind of month that has many retirement investors stopping to take stock of their assumptions. Too often, though, they react to “down” months like this one by making wholesale changes to their investments.… Continue reading

 
Warren Buffett Is Not Worried About This Market

Warren Buffett Is Not Worried About This Market

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Amid all the of doomsday predictions and fearful hand-wringing about the stock market, the knowing chuckle of billionaire investor Warren Buffett once again puts panic into context. Of course he’s buying stocks. Prices are falling, so why not? Like with… Continue reading

 
Rebalance your retirement investment portfolio correctly

The Lessons of 2008

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Jay Vivian, former managing director of the IBM Retirement Funds, explains the lessons of 2008 to retirement investors. Continue reading

 
    

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