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Investing Advice From Athletes

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Professional athletes are notoriously poor with their personal finances; despite multi-million dollar salaries, many end up bankrupt. While their actions probably shouldn't be emulated, some of their words have proven to be remarkably insightful as investing advice. Below are 20 pieces of investing advice from professional athletes and coaches. Continue reading →

15 Reminders that China Is Completely Unpredictable

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Though opinions have become more divided in recent months, the general assumption among investors is that China maintains tremendous economic potential, and will become increasingly dominant in coming decades. There are plenty of good reasons for such an optimistic assumption, including numerous demographic tailwinds. Continue reading →

3 High-Yield Mutual Fund Ideas

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Though interest rates will likely begin an upward climb over coming years, opportunities for meaningful current returns will likely remain scarce. After a prolonged bull market and low-rate environment, traditional sources of yield in both the fixed income and equity universe have little to offer.  Continue reading →

The Lunacy of Market Timing

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One of the great temptations for investors is to engage in "market timing," the process of moving between risky assets (such as stocks) and safe havens (such as cash) in order to capture or avoid short-term fluctuations. If done correctly, market timing could create significant alpha; imagine sidestepping the worst declines of 2008 but buying back in just ahead of the days when the Dow jumped 500 points. Continue reading →