Category Archives for Wealth Management

Sell In May And Go Away? New Forbes Post From Karl Kaufman

May 1, 2018
Sell In May And Go Away

I wrote in Forbes about the popular adage “Sell In May And Go Away” and why you might want to consider doing the opposite. Click the link below to read: Don’t ‘Sell In May And Go Away.’ Here’s What You Should Do Instead Help Spread the Word

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New Forbes Post: ‘Despite Headwinds, Big Tobacco Stocks May Continue To Be A Good Investment’

April 27, 2018
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Tobacco stocks Philip Morris (PM) and Altria (MO) have come under heavy selling pressure lately after recent earnings announcements by both companies made some investors nervous. I wrote about both stocks for Forbes; click below to read the article and share your thoughts in the comments section. Despite Headwinds, Big Tobacco Stocks May Continue To Be A Good Investment American Dream Investing’s Members have access to our portfolio holdings, which include Altria and Philip Morris, and get text and email alerts every time we make a trade in our actively managed…

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‘Finance And Markets’ Interviews Karl Kaufman About How To Improve Your Market Gains

April 17, 2018
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“Finance And Markets” interviewed American Dream Investing CEO Karl Kaufman for their “Cashflow Hacking” video podcast series. Kaufman and host Casey Stubbs had a wide-ranging discussion, covering topics such as why diversification might harm your long-term investing performance, how to protect yourself during a market downturn and American Dream Investing’s keys to successful portfolio management. You can watch the interview and read the transcript by clicking here or watch it on YouTube at this link.   Help Spread the Word

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New Forbes Post: ‘Here Are 5 Simple Ways To Limit Your Risk During Market Volatility’

April 10, 2018
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My latest Forbes column discusses the recent market volatility, and I break down why I think we’re seeing more volatility than even Jack Bogle is accustomed to. More importantly, though, I highlight 5 simple strategies that you can use right now to limit risk during these volatile times. Click below to read: Here Are 5 Simple Ways To Limit Your Risk During Market Volatility   American Dream Investing’s members know we’ve been using these strategies and sharing how we go about consistently beating the market. If you’re not yet a…

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American Dream Investing Quoted in U.S. News & World Report

July 12, 2017
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We’re proud to appear again in U.S. News & World Report. Here’s my quote from their article “4 Ways to Become a Better Investor”: Be actively involved. Even when you find an advisor you trust, don’t be disengaged. Too many investors blindly hand over their hard-earned money to strangers, investment advisors, hedge fund managers and financial planners to make decisions based on their “best interests,” says Karl Kaufman, founder and CEO of financial membership service American Dream Investing in Boca Raton, Florida. But it’s essential that investors learn how to manage their…

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The Betterment Halt & The Dangers of Trusting Robo-Advisors

July 11, 2016
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“Open the Trading Floor, HAL.” In the aftermath of last month’s Brexit vote, global markets took a beating, the price of the British pound reached its lowest level in over three decades, and savvy investors were able to pounce at the opportunity to buy stocks at bargain prices. If you had invested your money in Betterment, one of the most popular robo-advisors, you were unable to capitalize on a great moneymaking opportunity due to a trading halt the firm placed on June 24th during the market selloff. What are robo-advisors?…

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The Fees! Not the Fees!

May 16, 2016
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For The American Dream Journal’s first post, we’d like to discuss an important issue affecting nearly every investor: the fees that are so damaging to the long-term health of an investment portfolio.  Whether it’s a lack of interest, lack of time, or lack of knowledge, even the most sophisticated of investors can be taken advantage of without paying proper attention to the fees charged by mutual funds and financial advisers. As we will stress over and over again, each individual is responsible for ensuring that their investments are in the right hands.  That means being proactive, doing…

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