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Investor Update: Stocks May Be Less Risky than Bonds

For some investors, stocks may actually be less risky than bonds and other assets The conventional investing wisdom says that stocks are riskier than bonds. After all, stocks can tumble 40% over the course of a few months while a rough patch for bonds is a 5% slide. But is it necessarily true for all […]

How to Beat Financial Fraud Before It Beats You

Know the warning signs of financial fraud and how to protect your money Charles Ponzi made $20 million through his pyramid investment scam in 1920, a sum worth hundreds of millions in today’s dollars. That still is only a fraction of the $100 billion lost by victims of Bernie Ebbers in the WorldCom fraud or […]

3 Shocking Ways the Stock Market is Rigged Against You

The stock market is rigged against Main Street investors but that doesn’t mean you can’t make money Over nearly a decade working with venture capital firms and providing investment analysis for wealthy clients, I saw just how rigged the stock market is against everyday investors. It’s not exactly like Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street but […]

Investing When Stocks are High: What to Buy Right Now

Stock prices are high by almost any measure. Learn how to protect your investments with what to buy now. There’s no stopping the stock market. The Dow Jones went on a 12-day streak in February, booming past 20,000 and matching the longest streak in history. Even at record highs, investment commentary has changed recently. Pundits […]

5 Unavoidable Reasons Why Stocks Will Crash in 2017

Stocks in the S&P 500 face an uphill battle in 2017 with key drivers pointing lower. Is your portfolio ready for stocks to fall? The stock market was up just 4% over the first ten months of last year after closing flat in 2015. Stocks surged after the election to end up more than 11% […]

10 Must Read Investment Books to Make Money in 2017

2017 is shaping up as an extremely important year in the stock market…can you afford not to read some of the best investment books? The stock market has surged more than 230% since the 2009 low of the financial crisis and the Dow Index is about to breach a major milestone. But stocks are also […]