You may ask yourself, how can one invest in a time like this? Is it worth the risk with the market at a downturn without no forseable resolution in the horizon? One of the answers that a conservative investor will tell you is that to invest in low risk stocks. Enclosed in this category are utility stocks.
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1. Better mix of investments. Try to raise that bond stake for safety, and boost foreign-equity exposure for growth.
2. Simplify. Reduce holdings to 10 funds and roll over old 401(k)s from prior jobs into a Roth IRA to make portfolio easier to manage.
3. Invest in index funds. Sell actively managed funds in their taxable account, harvest tax losses, and move to low-cost exchange-traded funds.
There are many misconceptions in investing; whether in stocks or bonds or in building an investment portfolio in general. Carl Richards at Behavior Gap has an interesting article in getrichslowly.org
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1. Allocating Assets
If your portfolio is geared toward stocks it is more likely to have a long-term return of investment. It will also mean you’ll have a dynamic flactuation of your assets. Instead consider a short-term high gain investment.
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NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Oil ended just shy of $50 a barrel Thursday as investors weighed a glut in supply amid dour sentiment about the economy. Crude oil for June delivery added 77 cents to finish the day at $49.62 a barrel.
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Overcome the Six Obstacles
Knowing how to manage risk is one of the prerequisites of financial literacy. Once you’ve fulfilled all the prerequisites and become fully literate, does financial freedom follow? Not necessarily. Certain personal obstacles can prevent even the most financially literate from developing abundant wealth. Continue reading “Six Traits to avoid in order to become a better investor”
A newcomer to the Fortune 500, Dollar Tree was also its best performing stock last year, returning nearly 61%. That was no small feat: As a group, the Fortune 500 sank 41%. The company cashed in on the recession, as a $1 (or less) price on everything from candy to glassware drove sales at more than 3,500 stores.
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This will be a very quick post. I am trying to see how fast I can churn out a quick 300 to 400 word post entry on Finance. Let’s see how fast I can do it.
Apparently, these days, stocks are getting to be a bad investment. This is true if you’ve put most of your money in stocks that are traded in the United States. This is because the market is not realyl very optimistic. People try to be optimistic because that is the culture that has been ingrained into this great country but in reality, you have party pooper economists who still think that the economy is about to crash again into a double dip recession or depression. Double-dip is the catch phrase of the moment and it is seriously starting to annoy me. Financial reports are starting to annoy me. Companies are reporting big profits and growth but a lot of those profits are coming from cost cutting. When you cut costs, you cut jobs and you cut consumption. You are taking money away from the market. This is seriously wrong and I don’t know what anyone can do to fix this. Even if I type up seventy words per minute, that will only mean I can take only 5 minutes to make a 350 word articleat full thoroughput. Ironic. Therefore, if I were to invest in stocks right now, I will think that I will be prudent to move the stocks to Asia. That’s right folks. The money is moving east to the countries with huge domestic markets, optimistic consumers, and people who are driving exports. This is the new world order. Asia is coming out. The best stocks are Asian stocks. People are getting rich overnight it’s insane. So people if you ask me, do what you should do and take your money out of Wall Street where profit is the bottom line. Move out of your parents’ house and got to Asia. The money is there. The people are there.
The first world order is going to be gone in a while. People don’t like to work there. Asian stocks powered by Asian workers who work 60 hours a week will be the new powerhouse. There is no such thing as rewarding laziness here.