3 Self-Defeating Investor Behaviors:

By Joyce Hanson, AdvisorOne The intricacies of investor psychology shed light on what people are doing to miss out on long-term opportunities—and on how advisors can help them overcome those behavioral hurdles, according to a recent report from Franklin Templeton Investments. Behavioral phenomena can have a negative impact on investor psychology, says Franklin Templeton in …

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J.P. Morgan Weekly Market Recap – October 22, 2012

I try to post these every week. Some you like to time the market and this report from J.P.Morgan is perhaps the best summary to help your decision making:

The Biggest Bubble in Human History

My Comments: The word “bubble”, in the context of investments, has come to mean a time when values are overstated, and many people are going to suffer financial disaster. The classic examples include the Tulip Mania, where in February 1637 in Denmark, some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income …

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Thought for the Week:

"Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the "gotta have it" scale." Zig Ziglar So I asked my clients, "which would you prefer; a plan that has a 70% chance of success or one that has a 90% chance of success?" We had been discussing how to …

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The US Economy May Surprise Us All

My Comments: Yes, the last few years have been very frustrating for those of us concerned about jobs, earning a living, having confidence that life will return to normal. The stock market has done OK, but you don't have to listen to politicians to notice all the empty buildings around town. To those who will …

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Hong Kong is Bringing Democracy to China

My Comments: The proper mangement of clients money is something I take very seriously. Not only because I’ve been entrusted with a critical component of someone’s financial future, but also because my livelihood is at stake as well. If I screw up your trust in me, my ability to buy groceries and gas for my …

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J.P. Morgan Weekly Market Recap – August 6, 2012

For those of you who pay attention and want to time the market, here’s this weeks best summary: