Money Talks

Meet TradeSmith’s Newest Expert – And the Strategy That Will Get You Through This Frightful Market

Sep 23, 2022

In this week’s Money Talks, I’m doing something a little bit different. You see, instead of highlighting an idea, strategy, or opportunity related to personal finance and investing, I want to introduce you to an individual. I’m referring to Senior Analyst Jason Bodner, who officially joined the TradeSmith team this month. I mention him today for a crucial reason… Jason – an acolyte of legendary quantitative…

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Three Fundamental Metrics Every Investor Should Consider Today

Sep 16, 2022

Earlier this year, I shared some simple guidelines for identifying “forever stocks.” That’s my name for high-quality businesses that are likely to survive and thrive over the long run, regardless of what happens in the markets or the economy along the way. These qualities make forever stocks fantastic long-term investments. However, they can also give you tremendous peace of mind during…

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Do You Have This Financial ‘Disaster Insurance’ Among Your Assets? 

Sep 09, 2022

Many of the smartest investors I know recommend owning some gold and silver. However, they generally don’t view these precious metals positions as traditional “investments.” (Though they can certainly be great investments when purchased at the right times.) Instead, they view these positions as a type of financial “disaster insurance” that they buy and hope they never need to use….

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6 Simple Rules to Protect Yourself and Profit in a Volatile Crypto Market

Sep 02, 2022

The crypto markets are unlike any other in history. Never before have ordinary investors had the opportunity to make truly life-changing gains from such relatively small investments. In fact, data shows that cryptos are actually the highest performing asset class in history, even with the recent market movements. Yet, this dramatic upside potential comes with far greater risks than you’ll…

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7 Easy and Simple Ways to Boost Your Credit Score 

Aug 26, 2022

Like many areas of finance, credit scores can “take the stairs up and the elevator down.” Years of hard work to improve a score can be wiped away quickly with just a few bad decisions. A colleague recently told me that she started her financial journey a bit like I did: taking out loans without much thought to the long-term…

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What You Don’t Know about Your Credit Score CAN Hurt You

Aug 19, 2022

I despise most forms of debt. That’s because I know firsthand how easily excessive borrowing can snowball into serious financial problems. Taking on too much debt nearly ruined my life. And I’ve made it my mission to help readers avoid a similar fate (or get back on their feet if they’re already in trouble). But I’m not dogmatic… I understand…

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True Financial Freedom Starts with Something You Might Not Expect

Aug 12, 2022

I’ve written a lot about the power of getting your personal finances in order. These ideas literally changed my life. For years, I had naively convinced myself that everything would just “work out” somehow. I had a great, high-paying job and was steadily climbing the corporate ladder. Why did I need to worry about saving for retirement or living within…

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If Stock Prices Go Nowhere, Consider This ‘Investment’

Aug 05, 2022

Today, I want to tell you about an exciting new investment opportunity. It is virtually guaranteed to beat the market over the long run. Yet it is also completely risk-free with zero chance of loss. And unlike many of the world’s best investment opportunities, this one isn’t limited to Wall Street insiders and the super-wealthy. Now, I know what you’re…

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How to Keep Your Financial ‘Windfall’ in Six Steps

Jul 29, 2022

Most of us have fantasized about gaining unexpected wealth, and all the ways it would change our lives for the better. Unfortunately, managing an actual financial windfall — whether it’s a raise or bonus at work, a large inheritance, or a life-changing lottery jackpot — can be incredibly tricky. You see, when most people unexpectedly come into money, they feel…

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Meet the ‘Double-Your-Money’ Stock That’ll Give You the Upside of Growth with the Safety of Value

Jul 22, 2022

Keith’s note: I have a special treat for you this week. In place of my usual editorial, we’re sharing an exclusive essay from my friend — and TradeSmith Senior Analyst — Mike Burnick. If you’re not familiar, Mike is a 30-year market veteran and world-class analyst who joined the TradeSmith team last winter. And when it comes to finance and investing,…

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