Successful investment marketing can lead to unsuccessful investing

Successful investment marketing can lead to unsuccessful investing

To succeed as an investor, you need to disregard or at least downplay investment marketing messages, especially with new investment innovations.
Investment and consumer companies both work hard on their marketing, because it can attract customers and spur sales. But investment marketing can do a lot… Read More

Do you know how to pick the safest investments for your portfolio?

Do you know how to pick the safest investments for your portfolio?

Here are some tips on picking the safest investments for long-term portfolio gains.

The safest investments—whether they are stocks, bonds, mutual funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs)—come with a reasonably high degree of stability, and lower risk.

For instance, if you are looking for bonds… Read More

Using bonds for retirement will hurt your retirement income

Using bonds for retirement will hurt your retirement income

Using bond for retirement income has often been standard investing advice for the last 50 years—but we think it’s bad advice.

As some investors near retirement, their advisors recommend switching to bonds and other fixed-income investments for their retirement investments instead of holding stocks… Read More