Getting Started: A Case for Index Investing and Patience


It sounds like a gimmick, but by following this article you can beat the return of more than two-thirds of mutual funds, and the majority of hedge funds and individual investors.  The best part? The process is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to invest. In this article we look at the many investment choices available to individual investors and their role in your retirement portfolio.


Chart of the Day: “Boring” is better


Remember how only a couple years ago the emerging markets were said to be the only way to make money in stock markets? The market experts said investing in the U.S. was dead money, and offered no growth or possibilities.

Here is the S&P 500 vs Brazil (EWZ – Green), China(FXI-Purple), India(PIN – Yellow), Spain (EWP – Orange) and Australia(EWA – Red) over the last 2 years.


The Fear of “Taxmageddon” Only Stresses the Importance of Investing Wisely.


Currently, most Americans are taxed anywhere from 0% to 15% on all dividends received. However, at the end of the year as the “Bush Tax Cuts” are set to expire that 15% will turn into anywhere from 28% to 43% depending on your income.