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Bitcoin Falls Further Than The Dotcom Crash

Twelve months ago, I began a ten-country tour, speaking about the merits of low-cost index funds. At the end of every session, I welcomed questions. The most common question, however, had nothing to do with index funds. So many people asked, “What do you think about Bitcoin?” Many wanted to buy it, believing they could make a fortune.

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Which Currency Should You Pick For Your Diversified Portfolio Of Index Funds?

Imagine this for a moment. You’re a young, single person walking along a path and you stumble upon an ancient lamp with instructions on the side. “Rub me,” it says, “and your dreams will come true.” Curious, you rub that lamp and a genie appears. She offers one thing.

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Do you still have tax responsibilities back home?

You may feel like a freewheeling internationally mobile expat but the tax authorities back home are likely to take a rather less romantic view of your status. Even if you are living, working and resident overseas, or based in a tax-free jurisdiction such as Dubai, you may still face regular tax demands from your home country.

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When The 4% Rule Could Fail Investors

Financial advisors and scuba diving instructors share similar responsibilities. They each guide clients into ever-changing waters. Scuba divers need to trust that their tanks are full. When retiring, clients need to know that they won’t run out of money.

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Why Having Bonds In Your Portfolio Can Help Boost Returns

Most investors know they can make much more money with stocks than they can with bonds. But in real-world settings, most investors should include both asset classes in their portfolios. Doing so can actually help them boost returns.

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U.S. Stocks Have Fallen Hard: Should You Start To Buy?

My father’s friend, Ken, recently sent me an email. He asked: “Is it a good time to add money to U.S. stocks now? I recently came into some cash, and the Dow has dropped a lot over the past few months. Using Warren Buffett’s logic, is it a good time to buy? Some financial people say I shouldn’t be in a hurry because it might drop further.”

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Stocks Are Going To Crash…So Are You Ready For It?

Last week, I had dinner with a friend who I’ll call Tim. He retired when he was sixty. Now he’s seventy-two. While we ate, Tim gave me his personal investing story. He was a great saver, and he was always on the lookout for stock market forecasts.

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What To Expect in 2019

For many investors 2018 will go down as a year to forget amid signs the 10-year bull market run is finally running out of steam but don't despair, 2019 could spring some positive surprises.

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