Cabot Wealth Advisory for 05/2013
A Successful Investor
Today’s story is about Joe, a successful investor who has his own investing system. His system is unusual in a couple of ways.
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Master Limited Partnerships
Master limited partnerships, or MLPs, are a unique type of business allowed under the U.S. tax code.
Taking Charge of Your Retirement
The reality today is that you are being forced to take more and more responsibility for your own investing and retirement planning.
Is the Market Too High?
With the stock market hitting one new high after another, some people are now asking, “Is the market too high?”
Using Options to Hedge a Portfolio
A few Cabot Options Trader subscribers have asked me about ways to protect their portfolios, so here are a couple of strategies.
Simplify Your Investing System
There are two main reasons why simpler is better. First, many economic “indicators” don’t really affect the company or the stock.
Making Money Work
If all you’re doing is saving for the future, you (and your money) just aren’t working hard enough.
One Great Security Stock
When investors perceive risk to be greatest (when the economic news is horrible) is when risk is actually lowest.
Investing in China? Yes, China!
You need to remember that everything that made an investment risky can make it a great opportunity.
Low Price-to-Book Value Companies
Companies with low stock-price volatility outperformed the S&P 500 Index 26.8% to 15.9% during the 23-month period.
Cabot’s Sense of Fair Play
For 42 years, Cabot has been offering education and advice on how to buy and sell stocks.
Probablility in Investing
All investing involves uncertainty and probability. Usually we don’t estimate numerical probability, but it’s always there.
Investing in Liquid Stocks
Investors don’t get many serious "Aha!!" moments. The life of a serious investor is usually marked by gradual improvements.
The Drinks Are On Me!
On August 14 I’ll be leading my staff of eight editors in a two-day conference that has a purpose of making you a better investor.
The Panic Button: When to Hit It ... and Why
We have just had a couple of bad days in the market and many people are wondering if this was the start of the big correction.
Safe, Long-Term Dividend Investments with Growth
Here is a safe, long-term dividend-paying investment with at least modest growth potential.
Staying Humble: Golf and Investing
I believe that golf and growth investing are incredibly similar in just about every imaginable way.
Tesla Motors—Is It Too Late to Buy?
Tesla Motors (TSLA) has been one of the hottest stocks in the market, zooming to a gain of 206% over the past 10 weeks.
If It Seems Too Good to Be True
If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. That applies to the stories of companies as much as to tales of people. My advice? Know your sources, do your due diligence and don’t send either flames or glurge to your email contacts without confirming things for yourself, no matter how satisfying they are.