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Why Markets Go Up And Down

Why Markets Go Up And Down

It is sometimes confusing why markets go up and down. Believe it or not, this isn’t going to be an article about economics, or supply and demand, or fear and greed.  It’s going to be much simpler than that.  And the reason it’s going to be much simpler than that is because investors tend to…

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Investing vs Gambling how to identify ideal investments

Investing vs. Gambling

Do you have an idea on how to identify ideal investments? I just got back from Las Vegas, and it inspired me to dig into why gambling and investing are so completely different. I’m not much of a gambler, but on occasion I will blow some fun money at the roulette table, or on slots.…

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business and personal relationships

A Match Made in Heaven

Business and personal relationships have some similarities. I often compare business to relationships not because they are equally important, but because many of the habits that bring success in one area also do in the other.  For example, being with the person you truly love will create a more beautiful and longer lasting relationship.  Being…

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Determining if the market is cheap or expensive

Determining if the market is cheap or expensive

Determining if the market is cheap or expensive is one of the things that every investor should learn. It’s not too difficult to tell when something we buy regularly is on sale or overpriced.  If we see Filet Mignon for $4.00 a pound, it’s probably a pretty good deal.  If we see it for $14.00…

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Is the market overpriced sources of passive income

Is the market overpriced?

Getting your sources of passive income requires a lot of knowledge. The question of whether the market is overpriced is a topic of endless discussion.  According to the Efficient Market Theory, which is the basis for mainstream investment advice, there market is always efficiently priced based on all available information.  So if you believe in…

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Good vs Bad Investments sure thing investments

Good vs Bad Investments

You want to know what the sure thing investments are? I hear it all the time. “Gold is the best investment” or “Real Estate is the best investment”, or “stocks are too risky”.  People love to talk about investments as though they are feelings or recipes.  They assign these general labels to something, but never…

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EGO Broke control your ego

EGO = Broke

Do you know how to control your ego? One of my mentors described the ego as a self-image people buy into in order to protect themselves from becoming their deepest fears.  For example, someone who fears being insignificant will portray himself as a big shot.  Someone who fears scarcity may become cheap and greedy.   The…

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The Win-Win Outcome online marketing

The Win-Win Outcome

Anybody can make a quick dollar stringing somebody along until they fork over their money.  Online marketing in particular is riddled with “Done-For-You” programs that indulge the idea that you can make more money than you can possibly imagine without using one brain cell, or bringing one sliver of value to the market. It’s the…

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Stop Bashing Your Job job is important

Stop Bashing Your Job: Your Job is Important

Do you know that having a job is important? Financial freedom…..the idea of retiring early, setting your own hours, and FIRING YOUR BOSS.  It’s a beautiful vision that inspires entrepreneurs and investors alike to stay on their uncertain path towards success.  It’s a great goal to have……once you’ve earned it that is. For some reason,…

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Risk and Leverage investment risk

Risk and Leverage

Investment risk is real. Looking back at the election, one of the major topics of discussion was Donald Trump’s history of bankruptcies.  It was common to hear him criticized as a lousy investor based on the number of ventures he’s had which have gone to bankruptcy.  And to some degree that may be true.  This…

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