Should Fees “Health Warning” Be Made Mandatory In The U.S.?

Fees is an important factor that erode a fund investor’s return. In the long run such as 10 years or more, a fee of 1% or even 0.50% on a mutual fund can cut thousands of dollar from returns due to the effect of compounding. In general, the higher the fees (or expense ratio) the lower …

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Ken Fisher’s Six Ground Rules For Consuming Media For Investors

The media is a big industry in most developed countries with many companies competing against each other to inform and educate the public. In the financial world, the media plays a big part in acting as a middle man between investors , the state, regualtors and the publicly listed companies. For investors, the availability of …

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Why Market Timing Does Not Work: A UK Example

One of the topics that I have written many times on this blog is the concept of Market Timing. This strategy involves selling at market peaks and buying at market lows. While this sounds pretty simple, obviously it is impossible to execute for any investor. If it was so easy to do, then everyone will …

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39% of U.S. Stocks Are Losers Over The Long-Term

Investing in equities is a great way to build wealth over the long-term. Equity markets have created many millionaires and billionaires. However it is important to note that not all stocks are wealth creators in the long-term. According to a study by ValueWalk in 2015, 39% of U.S. stocks were money losers over their lifetime. …

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Total Return vs. Price Return Chart for the Dow and SP 500: Chart

Investors invest for the long-term and traders trade for short-term gains. The distinction is important when it comes to success in investing. Since most retail investor invest in equities to meet a long-term goal such as a retirement it is important to focus on total returns of an index as opposed to price returns when …

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Which Sectors Perform Well Over The Long-Term In Emerging Markets?

Many emerging market (EM) investors consider commodities and energy as the best sectors to invest in those markets. This seem logical since many emerging markets are commodity based economies especially materials and oil. For example, Russia is a major oil exporter while Brazil is major exporter of natural resources and agricultural products. While investing in emerging …

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