A Reminder That Markets Aren't Always as They Seem

Too frequently do investors get caught up in that one hot stock, bond, or other investment that the underlying fundamentals get quickly cast to the side.  Although many stocks are good buys, and many aren’t, the reason for investing can be clouded by outside influences. A Story Retold This phenomenon is best exemplified by recent …

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The One Way to Prepare Your Portfolio for the Recovery

Although 2009 was loaded with recovery green shoots, mostly in battered industries such as finance and retail, investors are best to be diversified during the later stages of recovery. Green Shoots Give Way to Forests When green shoots give way to forests, stocks that lagged the market during the bull run typically move with momentum, …

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How to Invest for Retirement Overseas

Photo Credit to Amanita The problem arises for many retirees that domestic slowdowns put their own retirement jeopardy. It has long been the advice that future retirees should invest more of their own money in domestic stock funds rather than chase the foreign markets of the world. But is this advice really sound? Or are …

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