Money Talks

Don’t Even Think About Buying a Home Until You Read This

Oct 15, 2021

Regular Money Talks readers know I have strong feelings about debt. As I told you in one of my first columns back in January, taking on too much debt nearly ruined me. And I sincerely believe that getting out of debt is the single most important step most folks can take to dramatically improve their lives. Fortunately, becoming (and staying)…

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An Easy Way to Profit from Big Market Trends (Plus a FREE Portfolio You Can Use Today)

Oct 08, 2021

This week I want to give you a peek at one of my favorite TradeSmith tools. I’m referring to Pure Quant, our proprietary portfolio-building software. We designed Pure Quant to make building a professional-quality portfolio as easy as possible. With just a few clicks of a mouse, Pure Quant can take whatever sources you choose — from entire indexes to…

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How ‘Common Sense’ Fundamental Analysis Can Make You a Better Investor

Oct 01, 2021

Here at TradeSmith, we think about the markets differently from most investors. As I explained in a Money Talks series back in February (here and here), we’re big fans of a “factor-based” approach to investing. If you’re not familiar, factors are simply the various characteristics of an investment responsible for its potential risk and reward. You can think of them…

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Don’t Dismiss This Classic Market Wisdom

Sep 24, 2021

If you’ve been investing for long, you may be familiar with the old Wall Street adage “the trend is your friend.” But if you’re like most folks, you probably haven’t given much thought to what it means in practice. I think that’s a mistake. You see, hidden inside this simple phrase is one of the few real “secrets” of successful…

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The Easy Way to Do What You Love for Free

Sep 17, 2021

My family and I recently returned from a wonderful vacation. We visited my favorite place in the entire U.S.: Marco Island, Florida. And it was absolutely free. That’s right. We spent five nights at the JW Marriott at no cost to us. And we even flew down there from our home in Baltimore for free. No, my family didn’t tag…

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This Book Changed My Financial Future

Sep 10, 2021

I’ve read a ton of great books about finance and investing. But there are only a few that I can honestly say changed my financial life. “Money: Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom” is one of them. The book was written in the mid-2010s by famous self-help guru Tony Robbins. But don’t let the author’s name fool…

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How to Fix This Common Investing Mistake

Sep 03, 2021

It’s sad but true… Most individual investors chronically underperform the market. That might not seem like a big deal. After all, making some money is better than making none, right? But over a lifetime, this can result in leaving hundreds of thousands — even millions — of dollars on the table. For many folks, that could mean the difference between…

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The Most Powerful Bear Market Warning System I’ve Ever Seen

Aug 27, 2021

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been taking a closer look at the health of the markets. I explained why I think every investor should start preparing for potential trouble ahead. But I also showed you that our TradeSmith market health tools say it’s still too early to get bearish right now. So today, I’ll share one more proprietary…

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Worried About Stocks? Read This Now…

Aug 20, 2021

Last week, I told you why I’m personally getting a little worried about the markets. I also urged you to take a good, hard look at your investments to make sure you’re comfortable with the risks you’re currently taking. (If you missed it, be sure to catch up right here.) However, I also told you that there was no reason…

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Why I’m Getting Worried About the Markets Today

Aug 13, 2021

I don’t mean to alarm you, but I’m starting to get worried about the markets. Now, let me remind you, I’m not a financial guru. And I certainly have no crystal ball. But as CEO of an investment software company, I can’t help but be plugged in to what’s going on in the investment markets. I’m also not a permabear….

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