Back to Basics: Stocks - Part Five

We sometimes forget that even the basic concepts are not well understood by those outside the financial field. That's why Don explains what stocks are and how they are supposed to work for you.

Back to Basics: Stocks - Part Four

We sometimes forget that even the basic concepts are not well understood by those outside the financial field. That's why Don explains what stocks are and how they are supposed to work for you.

Back to Basics: Stocks - Part Three

We sometimes forget that even the basic concepts are not well understood by those outside the financial field. That's why Don explains what stocks are and how they are supposed to work for you.

Back to Basics: Stocks - Part Two

We sometimes forget that even the basic concepts are not well understood by those outside the financial field. That's why Don explains what stocks are and how they are supposed to work for you.

Back to Basics: Stocks - Part One

We sometimes forget that even the basic concepts are not well understood by those outside the financial field. That's why Don explains what stocks are and how they are supposed to work for you.

10 Keys: Three. Markets Work.

Part Three of a ten-part series on the "Keys of Real Investing" focuses on the fact that stocks – in aggregate – have been the best long-term investment vehicle.

Breaking Promises

Insurance companies are faced with a market contrary to what they expected years ago, so they have been forced to renege on past promises.

Indexed Lie Insurance

Yes, you read that title right. Indexed insurance products are sold using untruthful sales tactics. The return of the market with now risk? Give me a break!

Bad Funds Vanish

Bad mutual funds can be really hard to find because they are relatively was to make disappear.

Financial or Investment Adviser?

Most investors believe that their adviser is required to act in their best interests. Some are. Some aren't. Your future may depend on knowing the difference.

Bears Aren't So Bad.

Our fear of bears (both the market and the mammal) is wildly overblown. Yes, there is a need to be aware of their existence, but we worry about them too much.

Why Aren't Rates Rising?

Everyone "knew" that interest rates were supposed to rise (for years now). No one predicted they might fall lower than zero.

A Game You Can't Win

The Showtime program "Billions" nicely illustrates why you can't possibly win trying to play Wall Street's game.

Major League Money

The fictional TV show "Billions" on Showtime should convince regular investors that trading stocks is game they can't win.

Bad Reputation Deserved?

Active investment managers claim that they are of greatest value in falling markets. Why should they do well only part of the time?