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The Smarter Investor

May 2011


Investing Takes Patience

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One of my basic philosophies is that investing takes patience. There are a lot of things in life that we want right now, and we like to see instant results. But investing success doesn't happen overnight. It takes time and patience. A well-allocated, diversified investment strategy works over time ...

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mutual funds
investing

The Real Fear for the Muni Market

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The potential for mounting debt and falling tax receipts to lead to huge defaults by state, regional, and local governments has precipitated many conference calls and webinars focusing on "setting the record straight" or "busting the myths" for municipal bonds. In each of these conversations I've ...

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investing
mutual funds
bonds

Is Your Money Safe With Your Broker?

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When Lehman Brothers went bankrupt in September 2008, most investors faced a question they had never considered: Is my money safe with my broker? What happened to Lehman brokerage accounts, and what makes one broker like Fidelity safer than another?

To get to the bottom of this question, I caught up ...

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mutual funds
investing

Investors: Don't Follow the Herd

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Many people behave badly when it relates to their investments. They panic when stock prices fall and sell when they shouldn't. Or they might purchase a hot gold-mining stock after gold prices have already skyrocketed. Essentially, investors tend to buy and sell at the wrong time.

We've seen plenty ...

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investing
mutual funds