Hedge Funds Are They Worth Investing In?

A hedge fund is an alternative investment vehicle available only to sophisticated investors, such as institutions and individuals with significant assets. Hedge funds can invest in a wider range of securities than mutual funds can. While many hedge funds invest in traditional securities, such as stocks, bonds, commodities and real estate, they are best known
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What Do Investment Fees Really Cost?

Fees in mutual funds, hedge funds and other financial investment vehicles are significant to your bottom line. Below is an example. (Remember the average mutual fund charges 3.17% per year.)   If you were in a mutual fund from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2012 when the market was flat and you paid the
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Target Date Funds Yes or No?

Target Date Funds are basically mutual funds (or collective trust funds) that create an investment plan based on your age. The  asset allocation for young adults has the most risk. The older you get, the more conservative the allocation becomes when it focuses on capital-preservation assets, such as government and index-linked bonds. All the investor
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What is a Good Return?

  It’s my opinion that anyone who claims to be making high returns (25% or more) in the stock market is NOT sharing their TOTAL PORTFOLIO. They may be sharing a good trade here and there, but they are not sharing all of their losses. I discussed how this works in my article The Education
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A Better Way to Limit Risk

We all want to protect our trades. Most active traders use stops. Stops are a mechanism they use to limit risk or define risk. For example, if you are long an equity at $100 and you want to limit your risk, you can put a stop at $98. If the stock hits $98, you sell
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Nobody Can Pick a Stocks Direction!

What do I mean when I say no one can pick the stock markets direction? There is a mathematical model (Geometric Brownian Motion) commonly used to describe stock prices. It is used in the Black and Scholes formula to price stock options. This model has proven that stock price movement is random and completely unpredictable.
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Liquidity Is King

  I spent over 30 years consistently and aggressively researching the perfect passive income vehicle. What did I learn after all that testing? Before I tell you exactly what I found, let me share with you WHY it is the best:   Its Liquid and it Gives You Control Over Risk:   Liquidity is extremely
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