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If You’re Not Preventing Stock Market Losses, You Better Start Now

What’s more important? Making gains in the stock market or preventing losses?

Before answering that question, let’s list a few common fallacies about risk:

• The full spectrum of market risk can be accurately defined in a single magic formula or statistic
• Long-term investing always guarantees success,

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4 Things to Understand about Your Portfolio’s Margin of Safety

Does your portfolio have a margin of safety?

I ask that question because the total U.S. stock market (NYSEARCA:SCHB) has been rocky over the past few weeks and now has a year-to-date (YTD) loss of -1.23%. And since most investor underperform the stock market and the index ETFs tied to it,

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DON’T Invest a Single Dime Without this Crucial Document

Imagine hiring a builder to construct you a home. You tell the builder how you want the home to look and you tell them about all your desired features.

Instead of showing you a blueprint, the builder starts construction and a short-time later, your house is completed.  But there’s a very big problem: The home’s final design is nothing like what you imagined,

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Improving Bogle’s 50/50 Portfolio

Jack Bogle has made changes inside his personal investment portfolio.

In a news interview last week, the legendary indexer revealed that his 60% allocation to U.S. stocks and 40% to bonds via index funds (Nasdaq:VBINX) has shifted to a more conservative asset split of 50/50 in each group.

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S&P 500 Investors Get New Choice for Direct REIT Exposure

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have long been buried inside the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) but have now received a giant promotion.

S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI — the index providers who jointly maintain the GICS system for organizing industry sectors — decided to create a stand-alone real estate sector.

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