5 Reasons Why I Think the DOW Will Hit 26,500

If you’ve read my fearless forecast, you know that I predict the Dow will hit 26,500 in 2018 (if you haven’t read it, you can do so here). Why am I so optimistic?

  1. We have very low inflation. Low inflation supports a healthy environment for the economy, and technology—especially the ability to shop online—is helping to keep costs down. For example, people are making a lot of purchases from Amazon, whose biggest competitor is Walmart.

12 Investing Mistakes

I believe that a good financial plan is a defensive one. One of the ways you can mount a good defense is by avoiding mistakes. With that in mind, here are twelve common investing gaffes you’d do well to avoid:

Number 12: Buying on a cold call. When people call you out of the blue to sell you something, of course you should be skeptical. To me, the offer has presented itself much like that Nigerian “prince” who needs to get his gold out of the country.

Fearless Forecast 2018

It’s time for the Fearless Forecast where I, yes, fearlessly forecast the Dow Jones Industrial Average (“Dow”) for the coming year. But before I do, let’s look back at my forecasts over the last 11 years

2007: In November 2007, we said to get out of the stock market because we believed there was a bad bear market coming. I would say that was a pretty good call.

2008: We said to stay out of the market.

Year-End Tax Review Checklist

Since we’re nearing the end of the year, it’s time to make sure you have reduced your taxes with all the tools available to you. I’m sharing this checklist with you to help you do just that:

  • Maximize your retirement plan contributions. If possible, try to max out on all retirement plan contributions, especially if your company matches them. If they match at 50 cents on the dollar, you made a 50 percent return on your money with no risk,

How To Choose A Financial Advisor

Shopping for a financial advisor can be tough. How do you know you’re picking the right one for you? If I were in the market for an advisor I’d make sure to do the following:

Make sure the candidate has at least 10 years’ experience. If I were going to have surgery, I’d want a surgeon who’d been in the field at least ten years. It seems to me that surgeons straight out of medical school have a lot of knowledge,

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