Markets messing with your mind? The Most Common Investor Head Fakes

Markets messing with your mind? The Most Common Investor Head FakesWe like to think of ourselves as rational beings, but when it comes to investing our own money we can all get a little loopy. In a recent poll by BMO, two-thirds of respondents admitted they are not in total control of their emotions when making investment decisions, and most have invested on impulse. With so many non-professional investors participating in the markets a growing field of study called behavioral…

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Worst Money Mistakes

Worst Money MistakesJust imagine if you could take back all the stupid money mistakes you made during your lifetime. Well for me at least most of these were made during my 20?s. Two of them were referrals by someone I knew and I didn’t want anything to do with them initially, but I guess their sales pitch was good enough that I fell for their lies. I love personal finance and I…

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Four Investing Mistakes to Avoid in 2012

Four Investing Mistakes to Avoid in 2012The ongoing turmoil in world markets has made for a herky-jerky ride this year. What did you learn? While most professional money managers expect stomach-churning volatility to continue, there’s no reason why you can’t still position your portfolio for safety, income or growth. Here are some mistakes to avoid: 1. Staying Out of the Market. Sure, the market this year was crazier than selling snowballs to Inuits. But by staying…

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