How would you like a 10,474% return on your investment dollar? Here is how you could have achieved that seemingly amazing number. If you had invested $1000 in Aluminum Company of America (now Alcoa) in 1917 you would now have $105,743.77 - a return of exactly 10,474%* (please see referenced Forbes article below). Note that … Continue reading How to Get a 10474% Return
If you are a US based investor, you can be forgiven for ignoring Emerging Market stocks over the last few years. Investors tend to gravitate towards good returns and Emerging Market returns have been anything but good in recent years. However, things are looking up for this overlooked asset class. 2016 was the first positive … Continue reading Investing Trends: Emerging Markets
I remember picking up my one and a half year old daughter from her nanny's house a few years ago. I walked into the backyard to find my daughter climbing a tall "jungle gym" - the nanny was watching from about 40 feet away. I immediately ran over to catch my daughter in case she … Continue reading Statistics Show…
For the purposes of this article, I am only going to focus on how to help you find the right "face value" and "term" of your insurance policy. If you would like more detail on why you might need term life insurance, please read my post "Should I Have Term Life Insurance?". Lets make up … Continue reading Term Life Insurance: How Much Do I Need?
I think investors often miss the point of bonds in a portfolio. And not just individual investors - pension funds, financial advisors and portfolio managers are guilty as well. In my opinion, the role of bonds in a diversified portfolio is to reduce the overall risk of the portfolio. Plain and simple. Because stocks have … Continue reading What Is The Point Of Bonds?