Money Talks

The Simplest and Safest Way to Get Started with Options

Jul 23, 2021

In last week’s Money Talks, I did my best to clear up some confusion about options. Based on the feedback I’ve received, I’m hopeful I hit the mark. But I also got a fantastic letter from a reader (and experienced options trader) who shared one of the easiest-to-understand explanations I’ve ever read. In fact, it was so good I just…

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Clearing Up Some Confusion About Options

Jul 16, 2021

Wow! Thank you to everyone who’s written in over the past few weeks! I’ve received some fantastic feedback on our options series so far. And I’m thrilled to hear that several Money Talks readers are already having success with their new CoPilot by TradeSmith tools. But I’ve also heard from some options “newbies” who are still a little confused about…

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Think Options Are Too Risky and Complicated? Not Anymore…

Jul 09, 2021

Options trading. Just mentioning this phrase in a publication like Money Talks is often enough to send readers running for the hills. And for good reason… Options can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. And unfortunately, learning to trade them the right way has traditionally required a lot of time, effort, and expense. For many non-professional investors…

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My Dream Is Finally a Reality

Jul 02, 2021

Last week I shared some BIG news with you. In short, after months and months of painstaking research and development, my team and I were about to release our most ambitious TradeSmith product yet: A powerful set of tools that any investor can use to make significant gains with relatively low risk in the stock market each week. This project…

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My Investing Journey and the One Dream We All Will Love …

Jun 25, 2021

Almost seven years ago, I was recruited to work at Stansberry Research. I came in to help them build systems and also to build a simple portfolio tracker for their customers. It was the best place I had ever worked. They are the leader in financial research. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been climbing the corporate ladder for a few…

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Don’t Even Think About Buying Another Mutual Fund Until You See This

Jun 18, 2021

Last week I shared a dirty little secret Wall Street doesn’t want you to know: Most mutual funds are terrible investments. They tend to charge high fees that can decimate your long-term returns. Even worse, most fail to beat their benchmarks or the overall market before accounting for those fees. They can also leave you with a hefty tax bill…

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This Conventional Wisdom Could Destroy Your Retirement

Jun 11, 2021

I HATE MUTUAL FUNDS. That’s a controversial opinion, I know. After all, mutual funds are the primary way most Americans save for retirement. And they’re generally considered a safe and convenient way for individual investors to own a diversified portfolio. But I’m here to tell you that mutual funds aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. In fact, most are…

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These Investors Are Making a Huge Mistake. Please Don’t Be One of Them.

Jun 04, 2021

This week’s edition of Money Talks will be a little different. I’m not going to share a new idea on investing or personal finance as I usually do. Instead, I’m going to ask you for a favor. Let me explain… You’re probably familiar with the old maxim, “History doesn’t repeat, but it often rhymes.” This saying refers to the general…

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The Easy Way to Follow Warren Buffett’s ‘Golden Rule’

May 28, 2021

Legendary billionaire Warren Buffett is famous for his folksy and straightforward advice on investing. But he’s probably best known for one comment in particular. During a 1985 interview on PBS, the host asked Buffett about the “rules” of successful investing. Here’s what he said: “The first rule of investment is don’t lose… The second rule of investment is don’t forget…

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A Simple ‘Rule’ That Could Save Your Retirement

May 21, 2021

Over the past couple of months, we’ve covered some pretty heavy topics. First, I introduced you to the up-and-coming — and often confusing — world of crypto assets. Then we took a deep dive into “portfolio thinking” and saw how one of the world’s greatest investors built the “holy grail” of portfolios. So, this week I thought we’d lighten things up with a…

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