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Timeless Investment Wisdom
From the latest Adam Smith Advisors wealth management newsletter.  Great advice...These timeless bits of investment wisdom are as true today as they were 100 or 1,000 years ago, and we think they will still be true 100 years from now. We believe that people who follow these simple common...
 
 
Market Timing and Stock Picking Are Not Effective Investment Strategies
More investing wisdom from Adam Smith Family Advisors… Asset allocation drives 94% of investment returns over time, while market timing and stock picking -- the focus of most brokerage firms and the financial media -- combined, only account for 6% of portfolio returns.  Passive investing...
 
 

Q&A

How to Invest for the Near Term
I am trying to realize the investing potential with the $20,000 I end up with at the end of each summer that I work between school years. Throughout the rest of the year I usually spend most of this slowly on rent, daily necessities and other costs, but I believe there should be some options...
 
 
Asset Allocation
I've heard you speak about asset allocation in terms of balancing one's portfolio, but I wasn't able to follow all of the details.  Could you please go over an example asset allocation? ...
 
 
Cashing in an IRA or 401(k)
What are your thoughts on the pros and cons of cashing in an IRA early?  In addition to our IRA’s, I also have a larger 401(k).   According to my CPA, a premature distribution is subject to ordinary income tax and a 10% penalty.  The penalty can be waived for first time home...
 
 
Investing for Income
Should I consider ways of investing the money God has given me in a way to produce more income/wealth?...
 
 
Angel Investing
How much ownership of a business does a typical angel investor get in a start up company?...
 
 
Investing in Public Stocks
I have $50,000 to invest and I am interested in investing in the stock market.  What would you recommend? ...
 
 

Quotes

Proverbs 11:24
There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. (KJV)...
 
 
Proverbs 11:25
The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. (KJV)...
 
 
Galatians 6:7
...for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (KJV)...
 
 
Ecclesiastes 11:1
Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. (KJV)...
 
 
Warren Buffet on Buying Stocks
I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years. Only buy something that you'd be perfectly happy to hold if the market shut down for 10 years. Price is what you pay. Value is what you get....
 
 


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