Basics of Investing

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  • Don’t Be the Next Victim of Financial Fraud
    on September 21, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Ron Surz    949/488-8339  Originator of Age Sage New financial frauds are exposed every day, frequently by repeat tricksters. Fraudsters typically prey on our greed. Examples show how. We can protect ourselves by following some straightforward practices. You’d think that the notoriety of […]

  • Hazardous and Wise Investment Phrases to Know
    on September 21, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    By Timothy Baker, CFP®, MBA Investing has a language of sayings and catchphrases of its own. Some encourage action, others espouse knowledge. A novice investor might struggle to understand the meaning of many common investing phrases or be duped by seemingly true but false phrases. Here are some of the mor […]

  • 4 Investing Mistakes to Avoid
    on September 17, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    By Asad Gourani, AAMS®, APMA® Each person's individual investing strategy may be different, but there are things every investor should avoid. Many individuals start investing with little to no education about the markets and learn the hard way by losing money. Instead, take note of these four investing mistakes […]

  • Loss Aversion: How Avoiding Risk Can Increase Your Risk
    on September 17, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Everyone likes making money.  Seeing an investment go up in value is a good feeling that we all enjoy.  But we truly hate losing money.   Research suggests that the psychological pain that we experience from losing money is roughly twice as strong as the joy that we feel when we gain the same amount of money. […]

  • Why Robots Are Bad Financial Advisors
    on September 14, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    By  Joe Allaria, CFP®  In an age of rapidly advancing technology, more investors are opting for DIY financial planning and  investment management  platforms. These trading platforms, retirement calculators, and auto-rebalancers are increasingly sophisticated, but many investors will learn in the next major market […]

  • 5 Things To Do 10 Years From Retirement
    on September 14, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    By  Eric Nelson There's a red zone both in football and  retirement planning  where the game is often won or lost. For football, it's 20 yards from the goal line; for  retirement , it's 10 years from your target retirement date. As you move down the playing field towards your goal, you may need to huddle up and […]

  • 5 Criteria To Consider When Selecting Stocks
    on September 14, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    By  David Robinson, CFP Stock  investors  face a tough challenge in choosing where to invest. Reviewing the massive amount of data available on public companies is vital for assessing the quality of companies and determining whether they’re suitable for their portfolios. But, it can be an arduous process. When […]

  • Even At These Highs, Trust The Economic Indicators
    on September 14, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    With the major stock indices all edging higher again and close to record highs, it is only natural that some investors are getting nervous, even if only on the basis of “what goes up must come down”. Nervousness, however, is an emotion and it is common knowledge that basing investment decisions on emotional responses […]

  • Apple (AAPL) Launched New Products Yesterday: An Investor's Takeaway
    on September 13, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Eventually, according to conventional wisdom, Apple (AAPL) will go too far. The theory is that at some point, their strategy of making incremental changes to the suite of iPhones available while hiking prices with every change will meet with consumer resistance. That sounds great in theory, but it doesn’t work in […]

  • How to Invest During Volatile Markets
    on August 24, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    By Steve Economopoulos, CFP, ChFC, CMT To be a great investor, you must adjust your mindset and focus on what really matters during volatile times. Headlines will be great at causing fear and confusing a waffling investor. Although it may be difficult, it's best to avoid the hype. Here are some tips for how to […]

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