What Frustrates You About Investing? Please Help…

I need your help please!! I’m trying to understand what bugs you about investing. I want you to rant and share your frustrations. Seriously! The reality is I live in a very different investment world than most people. If I’m going to help you then I need to know your problems – right now – please. Get your voice heard because I promise to read every single comment (several times) and take notes. It’s really simple. Please just answer one of the following…

Peer To Peer Lending Review – Dangers Revealed

In a world of zero percent interest rates peer to peer lending can look mighty tempting. Investor’s are starving for yield and P2P lending companies have risen to satisfy that need. Don’t be deceived. Look behind the emotional facade at default rates, unknown risks, operating difficulties and more so you can make a smart investment decision…

The Great Bond Bubble Is Now! What’s Next…

What does the bond market today have in common with the stock market in 1998-2000 and the real estate market in 2006-2007? They were all ridiculous bubbles that ended very badly for investors. This is not a prediction. It is simple risk vs. reward analysis based on valuations. It is something that can save your portfolio from massive losses when you understand how it works. Learn how…

What Is A Good Investment?

There is no such thing as an inherently good or bad investment. It is a myth. All assets can be good or bad investment given the right strategy, timing, or price. It is all about process – not product. Let’s see how this works…

Avoid Losses: 5 Ways Investment Researchers Lie To You

Things are seldom as they appear. Nowhere is this more true than investment research. Every day another trading system or sure-fire investment strategy is published. They always look good on the surface – impressive statistics, testimonials, lots of social proof. You’ll find them in best-selling books, or published by authority figures like professors, or endorsed by a trade journal. None of that matters because it can still be total hogwash. Here is how you sort fact from fiction to protect your portfolio…

How To Invest For Inflation & Deflation

The stable economic past is over. The future is going to be volatile with bouts of deflation and inflation. How do you invest and manage risk in that scenario?

How Valuations Can Be Used To Determine Investment Returns

Many readers are asking for my view on current market conditions given the recent ballistic rise. As I’ve made clear in the past, I don’t predict the market because my risk management disciplines eliminate any need for such nonsense. With that said, the next best thing to a strict risk management discipline is a valuation discipline, and for education on the current status of the markets relative to the valuation-driven investment approach there is no finer resource than…

Portfolio Design – Two Great Resources

I came across two great, free resources this week that I wanted to let you know about. One makes passive portfolio allocation easy and the other makes moving average back-testing easy…

7 Key Reasons Why Your Best Investment Is Financial Education

Isn’t it amazing how the single most important skill that your financial security depends on – financial intelligence – is not taught in any school? You can graduate from college without any knowledge of accounting. You can become a doctor or attorney in private practice without any clue how to read financial statements. You can become an entrepreneur and not know anything about tax rules. Our educational system largely ignores the subject of financial literacy and the research (provided in the article) proves how serious the consequences can be. How are you going to make sure your results are different…?

16 Investment Frauds You Must Watch Out For

One of the best ways to avoid becoming the next victim of investment fraud is to know what it looks like so that you recognize it when you see it. This final installment to my series on investment fraud prevention shows you the 16 most popular investment frauds, how to recognize them, and how to never become a victim to them…