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Biotech Stocks

Biotech Sector Running Hot, But the Heat May Not Last

It should not surprise us that among the good performing sectors this year, the biotech sector is among them, in the midst of a pandemic. Returning to normal isn’t so rosy though. When we focus on a particular sector among a broader stock index, such as the iShares Nasdaq Biotech ETF as a component of […]

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Flunks Stress Test, Abandons Dividend

Almost all of the banks that just took the Federal Reserve’s stress test are allowed to continue dividend payouts. Wells Fargo didn’t fare so well, and their dividend is in detention. Many companies live in fear of investors giving their stocks the big thumbs down if they even trim dividends, let alone cut them off. […]

Options

Strategist Suggests Some Options Plays for Investors

While many investors see options positions as a risky way to hit a big score, options are also used to protect against risk. They all need to come with warnings on the label. It is always curious to see people recommending options trading of any sort to individual investors, given how complex options trading is […]

United States Lockdown

Balancing the Costs to Clean Up the Lockdown Mess

The Congressional Budget Office now estimates that the cost of the coronavirus lockdown will be $7.9 trillion. We’re now debating how these costs will be borne. The economic crisis of 2020 is certainly a unique situation, and certainly deserves unique attention. We’re still guessing at what the total bill from this will end up coming […]

Market Sectors

Analyst Expecting Comeback in Beat Up Sectors

Times are really changing now, which we could describe as the disparity gap between the haves and have nots widening. Those who are stuck in the past will be more disadvantaged. It is not that seeing the disparity between good and not so good stocks widen is a new thing, as this has actually been […]

Verizon

Verizon Joins Ad Boycott of Facebook Due to “Hate Speech”

There is a movement afoot to coerce social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram to censure content that they consider hate speech. This is very disturbing. Freedom of speech is essentially the real benchmark that measures how free a society is. This freedom is a more important principle of a free and democratic society […]

AllianzGI Convertible Fund

Convertible Bond Fund Not All It’s Cracked Up to Be

The AllianzGI Convertible Fund is touted by fund managers as producing better returns than stocks while having less risk. Don’t believe everything fund managers tell you. In spite of investors thinking that corporate bonds are generic, they do come in several different flavors, including convertible bonds. Convertible bonds are called that because they start out […]

Slavery Reparations

Slavery Reparations Gain Traction in Face of Protests

Calls for reparations to be paid to black residents of the U.S. have been going on for a while. Their voices have become a lot louder now, even though the substance remains incredible. There is no question that black people in America have gotten a very raw deal for a very long time, starting from […]

Marijuana

Marijuana Market Predicted to Expand Further in 2021

With so many states so behind on their budgets due to the economic slowdown, the lure of increased tax revenue from legalizing Marijuana is starting to look even more tempting. Some investors are starting to get excited about the prospects of the expansion of the Marijuana market in the United States next year, and given […]

Preferred Stocks

Investors Starting to Eye Preferred Stocks More

With the growth of the stock market in general thought to be dimming, and bond yields being so low, preferred stock is starting to look more attractive to many investors. One of the first things you learn when you study stocks is that there are two main types, common stock and preferred stock. Preferred stock […]

Wealth Inequality

Wealth Inequality Expands in Aftermath of Downturn

We are getting a real lesson in how economic downturns disproportionately effect those less well-off economically. We need to be very careful not to make this worse on purpose. It should not surprise us to learn that the current economic downturn caused by locking down our economy to attempt the slow the spread of COVID-19 […]

Knowledge is Power

Most people grossly underestimate the importance of gaining an adequate understanding of personal finance. They may feel that this is something that simply isn’t important enough to focus on too much, or something that is given over to an advisor, and perhaps is only needed by those wealthier than themselves.

However, matters relating to personal finance end up having a very big impact upon our lives. We dedicate a large part of our waking hours to personal finance, earning money that will be used for various purposes. A very significant portion of our lives is affected by the financial decisions we make, both now, and especially in the future, both short and long term.

People do seek to be able to have more control over their financial situation, but tend to focus their interests on narrow topics such as seeking to get a better return on their investments, but lack the holistic understanding and approach that is required to truly master this area of life.

If one truly is looking to manage their personal finances properly, as they should be, this is going to require one looking at all aspects of their life that pertain to their financial well being and direct and make changes so that they can maximize their goals.

The Mission of MarketReview.com

The mission of MarketReview.com extends well beyond just providing investment advice, although that’s certainly part of the picture, and a meaningful one. It’s far better by the way to look to empower investors to be able to make their own sound decisions, and a hot tip or some information on a particular form of investing will only take you so far, and will leave you unprepared to manage the very dynamic nature of investing.

Investing, and personal finance in general, is a lot about managing change, and to do that you have to be prepared to confront the new challenges that present themselves over time. This can only be achieved through understanding, and even if one is just looking to act upon the advice of others, understanding is needed to even be able to evaluate the quality of this advice.

So a big part of looking to empower you to manage your own finances effectively is to look to educate you to think for yourself, and therefore you will find that this is a big focus on our site. This is not by the way something that you can be selective with, looking to gain knowledge on particular aspects of personal finance, as it is required that we be well informed about all aspects pertaining to managing this aspect of your life well.

The Scope of MarketReview.com

While other sites offering financial information tend to focus on particular aspects of personal financial management, we instead prefer a holistic approach that encompasses all of the major areas that influence one’s financial well being.

This starts with financial inputs, which include all sources of income, both employment and business income as well as investment income. One must dedicate the proper resources to obtaining the level of income that is desired, the making money part of it, as well as looking to make that money work for you, the investing side.

Unlike generating income from one’s own resources, where the more the better, provided that you don’t work too hard and end up with net unhappiness, investment income must be tempered by one’s risk tolerance, which involves factors beyond simply what one may be comfortable with.

A lot of this balancing has to do with what one’s goals are, and these goals should be clearly set out, saving a certain amount for retirement for instance. Only then can we evaluate properly whether a certain strategy is in harmony with these goals or whether it should be adjusted.

There are three main components of a personal finance strategy, with savings being the first one, the money set aside from one’s income, and how we put these savings to work being the second component.

The third component is very important as well, and this is how we spend our money, the money we earn from our work as well as the money earned from our savings. There is perhaps nothing more important as managing our spending, as this directly relates to how much we can save and in turn how much we can earn from investments.

So it’s very important to look at all three elements here and strive to optimize them according to our overall plan, and we provide you on our site with insights into managing all of these factors properly.

It’s All About Making the Right Choices

Managing your personal finances always comes down to choosing one course of action over another, and hopefully the correct choice. This is a highly personal thing and really comes down to what one’s values are, and these values serve as the foundation of the plan, what the plan is looking to maximize.

Money is merely a means to an end, so the end does matter, a great deal actually. It is not just a matter of accumulating as much wealth as possible, this wealth is built to enjoy, to various degrees and through various means, as one chooses.

So while one must understand the various things that go into sound financial management, such as getting the most out of one’s investments, minimizing interest costs, or spending wisely, one must also understand oneself, and how to use financial management to maximize one’s happiness overall, over time.

The MarketReview.com Advantage

So this is why we call our approach a holistic one, and if you are looking to improve your understanding and your management of personal finance, you need to look to all areas that pertain to it. There are very often areas that get overlooked, but if you really want to succeed, you must master all aspects.

Our expertise extends to all of these aspects, combining a deep understanding of all matters related to finance with the right amount of practical wisdom to ensure that you are best set up to understand and implement the needed changes.

We invite you to join us on this journey toward practical mastery. Our articles are geared toward educating people of all levels of present knowledge, and increase your subject matter expertise whether you are new to this or are pretty savvy already.