Month: November 2017

Is It Time To Dump Value Investing?

Ben Graham, mentor of Warren Buffett, is commonly credited as the father of value investing.  His book The Intelligent Investor, first written in 1949, promotes the idea of investing only in companies with a high ratio of book value to market value.  That is, companies whose total net asset value (the value of all assets…
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Is Real Estate Best For Building Wealth?

When asked in a Bankrate study in July, “What is the best way to invest money you wouldn’t need for 10 years or more,” 28% of millennials picked real estate and 23% chose cash. Only 17% favored stocks. This is the wrong way to build wealth. I’m not saying that real estate per se is…
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Why Are Global Stock Markets Doing So Well?

The year 2017 is shaping up to be one of the best years in a generation for international stock market investing. Jeff Kleintop at Charles Schwab points out that this is the only year in the 30-year history of the MSCI All Country World Index in which, at least through October, the global stock market…
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