Andrew Hallam Blog

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Stocks Are At A Peak, Is It Time For You To Sell?

S&P 500 August 31, 1976 to December 13, 2016   U.S. stocks are at an all-time high.  With Donald Trump heading for the White House, we’re facing unpredictable times. Oh my goodness, just have a look at that chart.  Since August 1976, the S&P 500 has gained 6,400 percent. You...

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Do You Want Your Children To Succeed? Here Are Two Great Tips.

Amy Chua ruffled a lot of feathers when she wrote, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. She said Asian kids have an edge over Western kids because Asian parents are more strict. As a Chinese-American mom, she didn’t let her children attend sleepovers, watch TV, play video games, or pick...

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Should I Sell Books At My Talks?

What do you think? I would love to get your opinion.The more feedback the better. Every year, I give dozens of investment talks around the world. I never bring investment books, despite having written two of them. I rarely talk about my books. When I give talks, I always introduce...

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Are Typical Annual Investment Returns Part of Common Knowledge?

Could you please help me with a 2 question, multiple choice survey? It’s anonymous. It relates to general investment knowledge. But please answer from your gut. For me to get a more accurate reading of broad investment knowledge, please refrain from looking up the answer on the Internet. Thank you...

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How The New Shared Economy Could Help You Grow Richer By Taking From Big Business

  I’m a Digital Nomad. That doesn’t mean I cross deserts chasing water holes and game. But as a writer in today’s digital age I can work almost anywhere. During the past 2 years, my wife and I have lived in Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Europe. We meet a...

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Get A Free College Education By Studying Abroad

Recently, somebody asked me what I liked most about our 3 month European cycling trip. I loved the places we saw. But that wasn’t it. I loved meeting old friends, making new friends, and learning about different ways of life. Sometimes, somebody’s circumstance–which I assumed would be familiar–completely blew my...

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Comparing 401(k) Plans For American International Teachers

  Revised: January 4, 2017 At least three financial services representatives offer 401(k) platforms for American teachers overseas.  Such platforms offer the promise of tax-free gains. Not all expatriate financial advisors believe that the strategy is legal. Some say it could bite participants in the butt.  That’s beyond the scope...

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Millionaire Teacher’s Report Card

Smart investors don’t speculate. If they do choose to play, they set aside a really small part of their portfolio to swing for the fences. I don’t mess around with my personal money. I refuse to play games. But I understand that some people like to roll the dice. Since...