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A Value Investor's Preference in Companies

by Alexander Roepers

I've always had an affinity for companies that actually make things. We favor companies with transparent businesses that we can understand fairly quickly and those that have large ...

How to Invest in Mutual Funds

Mutual funds can be an easy addition to your portfolio that takes some of the work out of your hands as the managers of the funds handle the actual stock purcha...

Financial Advisor Credentials Are Misleading

Even if you know what a CFP is, you probably don't know what an advisor does to earn the designation. And CFP is a common credential, unlike most of the 100-plu...

Setting Standards for Buying (and Selling) Stocks

With an impulsive method for buying stocks, you cannot know when to sell. By establishing a clear set of criteria for how and when to get in, you also can monit...

Energy Royalty Trusts as an Alternative Investment Option

Considering alternative investments? Learn more about how Energy Royalty trusts may be right for your portfolio. Read the rest of Energy Royalty Trusts as an Al...

Less Common Types of Mutual Funds – Part 2

Find out about various types of mutual funds, including fund supermarkets, funds of funds, contrarian funds, and lifecycle funds. Read the rest of Less Common T...

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