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What Do You See on a Price Chart?

When everyone is introduced to the picture below for the first time, they are told there are two faces to look for. One is an older woman with her head slightly tilted down with a big nose and chin. The other is a younger woman looking away with a necklace. However, when most people look… Read More »

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Stocks

What Is Hedging

Investors have one thing in common; they are seeking out the best possible returns for their capital. Often though, they do this while taking unnecessary risks or risks that do not justify the size of returns they are receiving. The average return on the S&P 500 per year for the last 20 years is a… Read More »

Proactive Investor

Understanding Bond Returns

Bonds are IOUs that will eventually pay a certain principal amount. They also usually pay interest in the meantime. That interest is generally more than we could get on insured bank deposits, although that extra yield is not free – the FDIC does not insure bond yields so there is additional risk. For many investors… Read More »