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Entries by Dan Solin from 07/2013

Two Words That Could Impact Your Returns

| Posted 07.02.2013 | Business

Here are two words I want every investor to say to their broker or advisor: "No alpha." "Alpha" is the excess return of a fund over its benchmark index. Nothing has caused investors more harm than the often futile pursuit of alpha. Want proof?

Learn From the Gold Debacle

| Posted 07.09.2013 | Business

At the outset, let me state that I have no idea whether the price of gold will continue to decline or will reach new highs. Neither does anyone else. That's precisely my point.

Don't Get Squeezed by Cramer's Embrace of a Medieval Mathematician

| Posted 07.16.2013 | Business

Fibonacci was a brilliant mathematician, but even he couldn't predict tomorrow's news. Don't bet your financial future on anyone who says they can.

A Bogus -- and a Good -- List of "Best" Financial Sites

| Posted 07.23.2013 | Business

There are financial sites and financial journalists that add value to investors. The information they disseminate is based on sound, academically-based data. Here are some of my personal favorites (in no particular order).

Stick With Your Grandfather's Portfolio

| Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

If your grandfather was wise enough to determine a suitable asset allocation and invest in a globally diversified portfolio of low-management-fee index funds, you should follow his example and be grateful you inherited his wisdom.