At the surface, the idea of leveraged investing is a simple one.
But take a closer look, and you will soon realize that most folks think about leveraged investing in very different ways.
So what exactly is it – and should you be using it to accelerate your path to financial independence? […]
The topic of future stock market returns has got to be one of the most popular stones of contention in the personal finance community.
Everyone agrees that historically, those returns looked pretty damn good.
But what does the future hold? […]
Ask anyone who is worth their investing salt and they will be unequivocal about it:
The stock market is the most amazing money machine that has ever been invented.
But is that still true in today’s frenzied environment? […]
At some point, all stock market investors face the following question:
What is the right portfolio allocation between US and international equities?
As the data below shows, at the turn of the 20th century, the US stock market represented ~15% of the world’s total. […]
The biggest refrain you hear from people who think you can beat the stock market goes as follows:
“By definition, 50% of investors do better than the market and the other 50% do worse. Surely it cannot be so hard to be in the first group.” […]
A lot has been said about the tremendous run-up in the stock market since the global financial crisis. Historically, the S&P 500 returned about 10% a year (nominal, with dividends included). Over the past decade, however, the returns are well into double digits: So […]