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It’s Time to Start Making Money in Currencies Again

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Posted by JR Crooks via Uncommon Wisdom

on Monday, 12 October 2015 07:39

2019 1Just eight or nine years ago, currencies were the hot-ticket item in the investment world. That was when central bank easy-money policies helped investors realize (and exploit) the interconnectedness of global economies and financial markets.

It was also pretty easy to bet against the U.S. dollar, too.

But then the financial crisis hit.

Then the greenback became the recipient of safe-haven capital flows. At the same time, emerging-market currencies, commodity dollars and the more-popular-than-ever euro were hung out to dry.

Just like that, the currency game got real.

Investors Cash out of the Currency Game

Newbies hadn’t realized the intricacies of the foreign exchange market. Their orientation was made painful by the financial crisis, and investors quickly lost their appetite for currency investments.



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Paul Philip on Strategic Index Investing

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Posted by Jonathan Chevreau

on Friday, 09 October 2015 11:39

paulphilipIn the Q&A below, Peter Grandich asks Paul about his (that is, Paul’s) conversion from a belief in active security selection to strategic indexing via the index mutual funds of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA).

Yes, mutual funds, not ETFs. As you will see in the interview, the pair certainly sing the praises of this “best-kept secret” ... CLICK HERE to read the complete article


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Don't assume performance is based on skill

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Posted by Paul Philip

on Monday, 05 October 2015 13:08

fwb tvInvestors overestimate the importance of skill and underestimate the roll of random chance in investment returns. That's the key finding of a study conducted by researchers at the University of Mannheim, in Germany. The study, entitled "Fooled by Randomness, Investor Perception of Fund Manager Skill" offers amazing insights into the nature of investing performance.... CLICK HERE to watch the video.

The Evidence-Based Investor Video series is a service provided by Paul Philip and the team at Financial Wealth Builders Securities


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From Novice to Expert

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Posted by Eamonn Percy - The Percy Groupmonn Percy - The Percy Group

on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 05:48

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 5.41.50 AM"An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions and judgments simpler through knowing what to pay attention to and what to ignore" - Edward De Bono
I am constantly scanning the for real-world examples to help my subscribers be better leaders and run better businesses.

This weekend I came across an article from the world of healthcare that is very applicable to the world of business.  The 1982 article by Patricia Benner, called "From Novice to Expert", describes the five levels of competency and the leadership attributes of each level.  The



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Who Gets the Porsche, You or Your Investment Firm?

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Posted by SuperAdmin

on Monday, 28 September 2015 11:25

fees matterAsk someone the price of a loaf of bread, or how much they paid for their car or their house and they should be able to give you a pretty accurate answer, but chances are they probably wouldn't have a clue about how much they are paying to invest for their retirement and if they did know they'd probably be horrified...

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