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Investors Guess Wrong at the Worst Times

Woman with Uncertain Look No one knows whether the stock market will go up or down.  If we just flipped a coin before deciding to buy or sell, we would expect to be correct about 50% of the time.  If we guess right more than 50% of the time, we actually make money.  In fact, the typical investor does a bit better than that and guesses correctly about...

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Why Investors Lose Money in Winning Investments

Why Investors Lose Money in Winning Investments On the final day of the last decade, the Wall Street Journal was quick to announce the "Best Stock Fund of the Decade."  The winner was CGM Focus Fund which rose over 18% annually.  This was an impressive performance given that the US stock market was essentially flat over that same time period.  But you missed the most...

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Financial Freedom is Simply Difficult

Financial Freedom is Simply Difficult Some of the simplest things in life seem to be the hardest to do.  Weight loss and wealth building come to mind.  Weight loss is simple, just eat less and exercise more.  Yet, that simple formula is extremely hard to do.  And even when we manage to "do it" for a period of time, most of us find it a challenge to maintain over a...

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