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Entries by Dan Solin from 11/2008

If You Want to Play the Game, You Better Know the Rules

| Posted 11.04.2008 | Business

In times of extreme market volatility, investors are tempted to rely financial pundits. It is important to realize that their advice is flawed and conflicted.

The Perfect Storm: False Prophets and Bad Advice

| Posted 11.11.2008 | Business

Advisors who want to be honest will tell their clients they have no idea when the markets will "reach the ultimate bottom." All we can realistically do is place the current markets in historical perspective.

Candid Answers I Wish I Could Give

| Posted 11.18.2008 | Business

I get asked a lot of investing questions. I am conflicted in answering them. I want to be helpful but I also want to be tactful. Here are some of the most common questions I am asked and the answers I wish I could give.

Stupid Investor Tricks

| Posted 11.25.2008 | Business

Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying investors are stupid. I'm saying they follow the advice of people who pay no attention to the data. As a consequence, they engage in "stupid investor tricks."