Investment Indicators Looking ‘Less Bad’

In a downturn of this magnitude, before things start to look ‘good’ we first look for them to be ‘less bad’ than they have been over a broad number of indicators. Although not necessarily over a broad range of indicators, the ‘less bad’ theme is becoming more evident as we move into the second quarter of 2009. Below are a few summary points including a couple of references to the

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Stock Market Statistics

Yes, we all know that past performance is not an indication of future returns.  However, the only information that we have to make decisions on investing is from the past.  Therefore, this information is better than no information at all. Some Important Stats on Stocks Here are some current relevant statistics for those who want to know if they should be investing in stocks right now: 30, 19 – Since

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How Mortgages Create and Decimate Wealth

Yes, I used it…the dreaded “M” word. To be honest, I am sick and tired of everyone and their dog running around spouting off about the housing market and sub-prime mortgages etc. Aren’t you? The fact of the matter is that for the average person, the only mortgage that actually matters is their own! A mortgage is a tool used for financial leverage. In fact, it is one of the

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Three Questions Investors Are Asking

Over the past few months many investors have been questioning their methods of building wealth for the future.  With the markets being more volatile than at any time in history, there is no doubt that many people simply feel like running for the exits. With that in mind, here are three questions that many investors are asking along with answers based on historical statistical evidence. Why am I still investing

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