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Why Expats Often Buy The World’s Worst Financial Products

I call them the Septic Seven.  They represent seven stinky financial products.  Each product charges nosebleed fees…high enough to make cadavers flip. 

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For Most Investors, 2019 Is Turning Out To Be A Really Bad Year

The year isn’t over. But U.S. stocks are up a lot. They soared more than 17 percent over the first nine months. Global stocks are up about 14 percent. Most investors, however, should be disappointed.

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Why The Big Short’s Michael Burry Is Wrong About Index Funds

Michael Burry set fire to investors’ worries when he recently said index funds will cause the market to collapse. He compared indexes to the sub-prime mortgage bubble in 2008, when he made a fortune shorting mortgage securities.

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The Index Beating Strategy That Appears To Really Work

Michael O’Higgins might not be a household name. But some believe he should be. After all, he might have achieved something that nobody else has done. In 1978, he devised a strategy that he declared would beat the Dow and the S&P 500.

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Should Investors Fear The Inverted Yield Curve?

Plenty of investors focus on economic news. They worry about where stocks are headed. They want a quick heads-up so they can bob or weave in case stocks hit the skids. But investors usually make more money if they do three things:

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Here’s the one thing you need to become a successful investor

So what is the biggest single thing you need to make a success of being an investor? The answer may surprise you. Some of you may think it comes down to natural investment ability.

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Should You Buy Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Stock?

Warren Buffett says he has never recommended Berkshire Hathaway’s shares. He hasn’t done so in writing. He hasn’t done so on television. He even says he hasn’t done so privately. Yet, as the company’s chairman since 1965, he might have created more millionaires than anyone…ever.

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What Investors Need To Know About Brexit Now

When British Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced her resignation this summer, many people felt relief. Others saw the Brexit cloud grow darker still. Investors wonder what to do with their money. Since the first Brexit talks, British stocks have lagged behind the rising global markets.

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