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  Category: Articles » Articles by Author » Author: Steve Selengut
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1.Variable Life Insurance & Annuities: Investment Scandals in Waiting
We humans are as creative on the "Dark Side" of commercial activity as we are in developing beneficial new products and services. In the face of huge financial benefits, however, some corporate executives can't resist taking an extra dessert even before their shareholders have finished dinner. Some scandals have ...
[Added: 21 Oct 2006   Hits: 913   Words: 1050]

2.Asset Allocation Management Without Mutual Funds
Many Investment Gurus, with a straight face and a gleam in their eye, will insist that successful investing is a function of expansive research, skillful market timing, and detailed technical analysis. Others emphasize fundamental information about companies, industries, and markets. But trends and numbers are secondary to a thorough ...
[Added: 13 Sep 2006   Hits: 374   Words: 1103]

3.Solving Social Security: Fire the Politicians!
As an investor, I've always wondered why Social Security is such a problem. What's so difficult about managing this particular Trust Fund, and why is it so different from other investment accounts that pay out a constant stream of income? The private sector ...
[Added: 24 Aug 2006   Hits: 388   Words: 1023]

4.REITs and CEFs: The KISS Principal Applied to Real Estate
Real Estate investing is not nearly as legally complicated, financially burdensome, or time consuming as you might think. In fact, it is easy to add raw land, shopping centers, apartment complexes, and private homes to your portfolio without Brokers, Bankers, Attorneys, ...
[Added: 03 Aug 2006   Hits: 370   Words: 835]

5.Relax, A Volatile Stock Market Is Your Dearest Friend
Most people never forget their first love. I'll never forget my first trading profit! But the $600 (1970 dollars) I pocketed on Royal Dutch Petroleum was not nearly as significant as the conceptual realization it signaled! ...
[Added: 20 Jun 2006   Hits: 442   Words: 972]

6.In Value Stock Investing, Quality is Job One
How much financial bloodshed is necessary before we realize that there is no safe and easy shortcut to investment success? When do we learn that most of our mistakes involve greed, fear, or unrealistic expectations about what we own? Eventually, successful investors begin ...
[Added: 09 Jun 2006   Hits: 360   Words: 1086]

7.The Dow Jones Industrial Average: Failing the Average Investor
In addition to a well thought out Investment Plan, successful Equity investing requires a feel for what is going on in the real world that we all refer to as "The Market". To most investors, the DJIA provides all of the information they think they need, and they worship it ...
[Added: 17 May 2006   Hits: 388   Words: 1079]

8.An Investor's View of The Fair Tax: A Resolution
The vast majority of Americans are investors, although many don't realize it. The vast majority of Americans are creative with their 1040 numbers, although most won't admit it. The majority of Americans would agree that investing, retirement planning, and estate preservation ...
[Added: 14 Mar 2006   Hits: 289   Words: 1094]

9.Investment Strategy: The Investor's Creed
Fascinating, isn't it, this stock market of ours, with its unpredictability, promise, and unscripted daily drama! But individual investors are even more interesting. We've become the product of a media driven culture that must have reasons, predictability, blame, scapegoats, and even that four-letter word, certainty. We ...
[Added: 27 Feb 2006   Hits: 320   Words: 1101]

10.Investment Advisors 101… ask some questions.
Investment Advisors (IAs) come in all different intellectual, professional, and alphabetical varieties. They range in educational qualifications from High School dropout to PhD, and can be professional Accountants, Insurance Salesmen, Stock Brokers, Investment Managers, Dentists, Lawyers, TV personalities, and Gourmet ...
[Added: 09 Jan 2006   Hits: 361   Words: 1046]

11.Managing the Income Portfolio
The reason people assume the risks of investing in the first place is the prospect of achieving a higher rate of return than is attainable in a risk free environment…i.e., an FDIC insured bank account. Risk comes in various forms, but the average investor's primary concerns are "credit" and "market" ...
[Added: 15 Dec 2005   Hits: 359   Words: 2024]