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Is Now a Good Time to Invest? Yes!

Is Now a Good Time to Invest? Yes! by Jeff Holland{3:00 minutes to read} Everyday, the stock market has an expected rate of return. This means that on the day that you invest, you have the potential to earn an expected rate of return.

If you wait for that “perfect” time and hold off, you miss capitalizing on the market’s rates of returns.

When it comes to investing, you’re either in or you’re out.

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Ensure that Your Portfolio Is a Winner: Diversify!

Ensure that Your Portfolio Is a Winner: Diversify! by Jeff Holland{1:30 minutes to read} According to Nobel Prize winner and economist Harry Markowitz, diversification is the only “free lunch” in economics. The smartest investors diversify—by doing so, you drastically minimize risk and the potential sabotage of your financial future.

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Relax, the Year is Almost Over

Relax, the Year is Almost Over by Jeff Holland{1 minute to read} Enjoy the holiday season! The election is over. The year is almost over. Don’t think about your money. Let your money work for you. Markets are always priced to have a positive expected rate of return. The media and your neighbor or friend are always going to try to scare you or get you to do something. But you should follow the plan that you have in place.

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Lessons from 2016 Election: Invest, Don’t Predict

Lessons from 2016 Election: Invest, Don’t Predict by Jeff Holland{2 minutes to read} People often base their investments on their emotions and their predictions. What I want people to realize is that when you’re investing properly, you’re not really making any predictions. You’re using data and empirical research that incorporates information from market participants globally.

Predictions can seem very entertaining. They might even be fun, with a small stake of the money. But you only remember your correct predictions. Predictions can cause you to go off the rails and not achieve your financial goals. You should not base your portfolio on predictions. You want to succeed with your financial goals. And if you think you’re smart because you make an accurate prediction, remember you can also be wrong. As John Kenneth Galbraith said, “The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.”

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Clinton, or Trump? The Market Doesn’t Care

Clinton, or Trump? The Market Doesn’t Care by Jeff Holland{1:50 minutes to read} While the Presidential election is very important to the United States, its impact on one’s long term planning is zero.

The election is very contentious. People have their personal preference over the candidates. Many people despise Donald Trump, and many people despise Hillary Clinton.

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