Warren Buffett, Dennis Gartman & Puggy Pearson

The Secret to Successful Investing: Consistency

Investing can be tricky business. Even for the most well-informed and experienced investors, uncertainties and unpredictable business climates create lots of question marks. In an effort to stem some of the uncertainty, investors are continually searching for the “secret” – the investment strategy used by those who have experienced profound success. If you’ve been searching for that secret, you may be surprised to learn that it can be summed up in just one word: consistency.

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Simplify Your Investment Strategy

Most people agree that 2011 was a tough year for investors. Wild market swings, unpredictable economies and a gridlocked Congress all played havoc with investors’ nerves. In uncertain times like these, the temptation is to move your money from one investment to another, trying to limit your losses. That strategy may make an investor feel better, more in control, but won’t necessarily improve returns. Find out what the best strategy is for 2012 and how to make the most of your investments.

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How Your View on Clint Eastwood Can Help You Pick the Right Investments

Everything changes as you get older. And while few of us look forward to the downsides of aging – the joys of belly fat, wrinkles, thinning hair, and so on – one of the big upsides of getting older is gaining the wisdom and experience you just can’t acquire any other way. Your investment portfolio gets older, too. But unlike our waistlines, we actually want our portfolio to grow over time. And taking an age-based strategy with your portfolio is a simple approach to managing your investments effectively over the long-term.

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What Swordfishing Can Teach You about Risk and Return

Do a little reading up on the relationship between investment risk and return and you’re likely to come across complex math models and detailed discussions about betas, coefficient of variation, negative correlation, standard deviation, capital asset pricing models, and on an on. Sound like a fun time to you? Me, neither. I learned all those models and terms in graduate business school (I had to, they made me), and while they’re definitely worth knowing, the basic concepts of risk and return are pretty simple.

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Index Funds: Simplify Your Investments

If you’re an average investor, you probably don’t have the time or expertise to navigate the confusing and ever-evolving world of financial markets. What you need are affordable, solid investments that don’t require tons of research and huge ongoing time commitments – like index funds. Find out what index funds are, how they work and why they may be a great investment option for you.

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