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The Best Financial Advice I Ever Got (or Gave)

The Best Financial Advice I Ever Got (or Gave)

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Blog, Posts |

  By Liz Moyer, Jason Zweig, Ryan Wallerson, Liam Pleven, Leslie Scism, Kirsten Grind and David Benoit Jan. 6, 2014   3:31 p.m. ET  (originally published Dec. 28, 2013)   The holidays are a time for relaxing, helping the less fortunate, showering family and friends with love and attention—and, sometimes, for smiling and nodding through...

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Searching for the First ‘Bubble’

Searching for the First ‘Bubble’

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 in Posts | 0 comments

By Jason Zweig | 12:00 pm April 19, 2012 Image credit: Caspar Netscher, “A Boy Blowing Soap Bubbles,” 1679, Wikimedia Commons Robert Shiller, the eminent Yale economist who “called” both the Internet bubble and the housing bubble, is featured in an entertaining recent interview with the Motley Fool. Shiller traces the origins of the word...

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Make a List, Check it Twice

Make a List, Check it Twice

Posted by on Dec 29, 2013 in Columns | 0 comments

By Jason Zweig | 7:24 pm Dec 13, 2013 Image Credit: Christophe Vorlet http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2013/12/13/make-a-list-check-it-twice/ With U.S. stocks up 27% this year, many investors might already be struggling to avoid getting greedy and making careless mistakes. By building a checklist — a standardized set of questions you must answer before you...

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What’s Wrong With REITs, Anyway?

What’s Wrong With REITs, Anyway?

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 in Columns | 0 comments

By Jason Zweig | 8:41 pm Dec 20, 2013 Image Credit: Christophe Vorlet http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2013/12/20/whats-wrong-with-reits-anyway/ Taper your expectations, real-estate investors. That’s one of the clearest lessons from the Federal Reserve’s decision this Wednesday to scale back, or “taper,” its bond-buying program to $75 billion from $85...

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Investors Who Keep Trading—and Trading

Investors Who Keep Trading—and Trading

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Posts |

By Jason Zweig Dec. 13, 2013   11:26 a.m. ET   “The investor’s chief problem—and even his worst enemy—is likely to be himself.” Those words from Benjamin Graham, the great investment theorist and mentor to Warren Buffett, are as true for wealthy investors today as when he wrote them in 1949. And they apply at least as well to wealthy...

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