Category: Video


BP Spills Coffee…

It’s terrible what’s happening in the Gulf of Mexico, and yet, you can get a laugh, not at the disaster, but at BP.

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I’ve said it on previous posts, but I don’t think that it can’t be repeated enough times: by buying individual stocks (or bonds) you are gambling and speculating with your money. Don’t do it! I’ve posted before interviews with Kenneth French that prove this point, but I have another interview for you. This time from John Bogle -founder of the Vanguard Group. Note how when he was making his point, the interviewer shifted the attention to other issues (could it be because CNBC promotes stock picking day after day?).

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If you recall from one of my previous posts, market timing, stock picking and track record investing are the 3 biggest mistakes that stressĀ  investors. If you decide to hire me as your financial advisor, it is my passion to prevent you of committing those mistakes again. This video from Yahoo! Finance (you can see other videos from them HERE) talks about one of those mistakes: market timing.

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This video from Yahoo! Finance could surely become a classic: Kenneth French explains in plain English the differences between stock picking and index investing.
Prof. French is professor in Finance at the Tuck School of Business, Darmouth College. He is author of numerous articles that have been published in publications as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, among others. He’s also former director of the Center for Research in Security Prices. You can learn more about him HERE

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