Category Archive: Andrew’s Articles

Mar 03 2015

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Don’t Follow The Crowd Into The Wrong Index Funds

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Currently, the most popular index funds in the United States are “currency hedged” ETFs. In this article, I explain what they are. And I try to convince you not to buy them. Image courtesy of Pixabay.com “Popular” doesn’t mean smart

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Feb 24 2015

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Why The World’s Fastest Growing Economy Could Be The World’s Worst Investment

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  Everybody knows that China is the world’s fastest growing economy.  What you might not know, is that investing in its stock market could be a sucker’s game.  I explain China’s poor performance in my latest AssetBuilder article

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Feb 18 2015

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Nine Year Old Spends Thousands Without Her Parents Knowing

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“You wouldn’t believe what happened at work today,” said my friend, Keith Ferrell. He helps teachers and students integrate technology into elementary school classrooms.  As we talked over dinner, he shared a crazy (but all too common) story.  A nine-year old girl at his school had spent $3,711 on a variety of online games.  She …

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Feb 04 2015

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Too Many Investment Choices Limit Our Wealth

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We often think that investment options are a good thing.  But studies may prove otherwise. Image courtesy of Pixabay Check out my article at AssetBuilder.com    

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Jan 27 2015

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Why It Keeps Getting Tougher To Beat Index Funds

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Investment writer and researcher, Larry Swedroe, has a new book out.   He explains why it keeps getting tougher to beat index funds.   Image courtesy of pixabay.com Read my article at AssetBuilder.com    

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Jan 23 2015

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Why Traveling In Mexico Is Both Safe And Great

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OK, if you read U.S. headlines, you wouldn’t visit Mexico. I get that.  The media smears Mexico.  It’s like reporting on Jennifer Lopez’s looks, but focusing on a wart she might have on one of her toes.  No image or talk of her lovely face and body. If you think Mexico is dangerous, let me …

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Jan 20 2015

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Why Canada’s Mutual Fund Managers Could Simply Be Bummed

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Canada’s mutual fund managers could be depressed.  And why wouldn’t they be? The money they manage gets throttled by index funds.  Psychologically, how could this affect their day to day work?   Image courtesy of pixabay.com I explain it, in my latest Globe and Mail article.

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Jan 15 2015

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An Index-Beating Strategy For Fearless Dividend Investors

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 Twenty-five years ago, Michael O’Higgins began to write a book. The Miami-based money manager wanted to share something simple: an investment strategy that he had used since 1978. The strategy took just 15 minutes a year. But Mr. O’Higgins said it would beat the market. He completed the book in 1990. Titled Beating the Dow, it began to …

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