French Investors Turn To Cash Cows…Literally!

In spite of the many articles published here at Dividend Money and the powerful rally that took place over the summer across global equity markets, some investors are still not ready to plunge back into equities.  However, long-term Investors who choose to sit in perceived ‘safe’ investment like savings accounts, CDs and money market funds should realize that the historically low yields are likely going to leave their portfolio returns flat for some time. In response

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A Look at the Market’s Big Picture

Just a few days into August and markets seem to have picked up where they left off in July. Here’s a summary of market action and key developments from last month, including monthly benchmarks. Investors saw more data indicating that healing is underway in the global economy. Increased optimism paved the way for a fifth consecutive month of gains across world markets. International stocks advanced. The MSCI World Index returned

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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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