Month: February 2012

Sometimes The Best Action Is To Do Nothing

For all the investment advice that’s indiscriminately given out in print, over the airwaves, and on cable, you’d think you should be altering your investment course daily.  Nonsense! A portfolio of investments ought to be first driven by the long-term, strategic objectives of the investor as manifest in a reasonably static Asset Allocation.  Save your

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It’s All Greek To Me

Greek stocks are down 85% from their peak. Declines like these lead to intermediate-term opportunities for the bold investor.  There’s a newly created Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) called the Global X FTSE Greece 20 ETF (ticker: GREK) that captures that market on a single-country basis.  But before diving in, consider the appropriateness for your situation,

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Top Five TV Shows To Get Kids Interested in Business

As parents of four young men (ages 8-14), my wife and I play many roles, including cyber-cop, digital watchdog, and TV censor.  And while we’re aghast at most of the crap kids are subjected to these days on the Internet, in video games, and on TV, fortunately there are a few really good sources of

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Introducing The Wealth Academy

The Wealth Academy is a library of videos that will take you deeper into the world investing and personal finance through a process we call “Three Dimensional Learning”. The Wealth Academy goes live March 1st, 2012.

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The Facebook IPO: There Will Be Blood

The Facebook IPO is garnering quite a bit of attention from the media and investors.   “It’s the next Apple!  It’s the next Google!”  Well, perhaps it is, and perhaps it isn’t.  Either way, it’s best to watch this one from the sidelines. Investors need to remember that the 12-24 month performance for IPO’s is notoriously

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