Depending on which economist you are watching, this is either the beginning of the end of the recession or a sucker's "bear market rally." What's an investor to do?
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The failure to fully understand the odds is one of the primary reasons why the average return for most investors is so dismal.
"Risk free" Treasury Bills may be riskier than a mix of stocks and bonds for investors who want to preserve their living standards.
When investors got clobbered in 2008, the most common lament was: "I had no idea I could lose that much in the market."
When it comes to reporting returns, actively managed mutual funds are engaged in an elaborate shell game. They report their returns pre-tax.
In this week's video, which is entitled "No Stars," I discuss the data you need to know to make informed decisions about mutual funds.
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