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Simpler and Smarter Investing With a 3 Index Fund Portfolio. Choosing Between Vanguard and Fidelity Equity Funds

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As discussed in earlier articles I am streamlining and simplifying my investing strategy. In a nutshell this means going from holding a bunch of stocks, ETFs and mutual funds to just holding three low-cost index funds that provide the diversification and exposure I need. It is also a much more simple and dare I say, […]

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What Do Stock Buybacks Mean For a Company and Its Share Price

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The financial news media does it all of the time, don’t they? They assume that the millions of retail or part time investors know all of the terms used on a daily basis. When IBM announced another stock buyback, the financial news channels reported it leaving investors unsure of what that will mean for their […]

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Capital Gains and Losses : Tax Facts and Figures

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Here are some useful facts & figures to be aware of, from various IRS publications, when it comes to capital gains and losses. Also included are the latest CGT deduction and tax rates. Almost everything you own and use for personal or investment purposes is a capital asset. Examples are your home, investment properties, stocks, […]

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Lessons From Investing in a Losing Stock

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Want to tell you a story about my trading history with Brocade Communications (BRCD). This was one the first stocks I bought after moving to the US. It had just announced good results and was trading around $10.50, There were some good articles about it and I saw some positive news stories about it. The […]

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Google Hits $1000 Mark – My 5 Shares @$700 Were A Good Buy

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[Oct 2013] Google (GOOG) today passed the $1,000 a share mark. While the price is just a number, it is a nice milestone to hit. I have held on to my 5 shares I bought in 2007 (see update below) and 6 years letter it has turned out to be a great investment. I plan to […]

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