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3 Ways to Maximize the Benefit of Tax-Loss Selling

By  Mark Painter, CFA Every investor wants to make as much money as they can on their investments. Unfortunately, not every investment works out and there are going to be some losers among the winners. Even the best investors will have investments that don't go as expected. Warren Buffet, who many consider to… Read Full Story


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3 Ways to Maximize the Benefit of Tax-Loss Selling

By  Mark Painter, CFA Every investor wants to make as much money as they can on their investments. Unfortunately, not every investment works out and there are going to be some losers among the winners. Even the best investors will have investments that don't go as expected. Warren Buffet, who many consider to... Read More

Don't Chase Trends, Invest Strategically Instead

By  Dann Ryan, CFP®  Do you remember Bitcoin? Probably, but do you spend as much time thinking about it as you did in early 2018? Most likely not, and if that’s the case maybe now is a good time to reflect on the lessons learned from the Bitcoin frenzy. Whether it was Bitcoin or some other great investment idea... Read More

Beginners Guide to Trading Index Options

Shutterstock photo What are index options? Index options are derivative contracts traded on stock indices such as the Nasdaq-100® Index (NDX) or Reduced Value NASDAQ-100 Index (NQX).  Index options provide investors broad based exposure to specific sectors and indices with the benefits of diversification... Read More

Common Diversification Mistakes and How to Fix Them

By Bob Rall, CFP® Diversifying is one of the most basic rules when investing. It’s the “don’t put all of your eggs in one basket” strategy. The basic thought process behind diversifying your investments is if you spread your investments around, you’ll reduce the risk of losing money because when one of your... Read More

A Practical Guide to Hedging with Index Options

Shutterstock photo Hedging a portfolio against a market correction is conceptually easy to understand. However, that is rarely the case in practice with multiple variables to consider. We've assembled a pragmatic guide to the best practices for putting on an effective portfolio hedge. Variables to consider... Read More

Don’t Be the Next Victim of Financial Fraud

Ron Surz   Ron@PPCA-Inc.com    949/488-8339  Originator of Age Sage New financial frauds are exposed every day, frequently by repeat tricksters. Fraudsters typically prey on our greed. Examples show how. We can protect ourselves by following some straightforward practices. You’d think that the notoriety... Read More

Investing Basics

  • Getting Started In Stocks

    So you've decided to invest in the stock market. Congratulations! In his 2005 book "The Future for Investors," Jeremy Siegel showed that, in the long run, investing in stocks has handily... Read More

  • The NASDAQ Dozen

    Do you suffer from analysis paralysis? Do you have a stock you are interested in buying but you don't have the foggiest idea of where to even start a proper analysis? We can help... Read More

  • The 10 Commandments Of Investing

    The biblical Ten Commandments were intended to act as a driver's manual for the road of life. "Thou shalt not kill." "Thou shalt not lie." These are life's version of the stop-at-the... Read More

  • The Lowdown On Penny Stocks

    Successful companies aren't born, they're made. They have to work through the ranks like everyone else. Unfortunately, some investors believe that finding the next "big thing" means scouring... Read More

  • Start Investing With Only $1,000

    So you have a $1,000 set aside, and you're ready to enter the world of investing. But before you jump head first into the world of stocks and bonds, there are a few things you need to consider... Read More

  • How to Select an Online Broker

    One of the most important investment decisions you'll make has nothing to do with stocks, bonds or mutual funds. This crucial decision is picking a broker. There are dozens of companies... Read More











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