May 2014 archive

Stock Rotation is the name of the investment game and not the seasonal ‘Selling in May’

 “Sell in May and go away” has a basis in the market’s seasonal patterns. Historically, the stock market has typically been weaker from May to October than it has from November through April. Going back to 1950, the Dow is just about flat May to October but up over 7% on average from November to …

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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

William Bernstein, cofounder of investment management firm Efficient Frontier Advisors, writes in his recently published ebook “If You Can: How Millennials Can Get Rich Slowly” on the importance of having a basic understanding of finance in order to successfully save for retirement. On his website and re-posted here with his permission, he recommends reading the following books …

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Could the Fed Keep Rates Low Until 2020?

Could the Fed Keep Rates Low Until 2020? As Interest rates continue to defy predictions of an imminent spike, a growing minority foresees many years of rock-bottom yields

Secrets to Better Earnings Results

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio A powerful but simple concept that has been called “the greatest investment secret in the world” is this: the key to success is that you are only required to do a small, measurable amount better than mediocrity to succeed. Many people simply give up on the truly meaningful things in …

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Retirement Savings: Getting it right

Retirement Savings: You’re Doing It Wrong The vast majority of Americans with access to 401(K) plans use them, but nearly as many don’t use them correctly. Barron’s Jack Hough joins MoneyBeat with tips on setting up the best retirement strategy.