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David Rosenberg

David Rosenberg Sees Current Recession 10X Worse Than 2008

Economist David Rosenberg might be the king of the bears, predicting recessions and bear markets year after year without fail. He is painting a very grim picture now. Earlier this year, before all of this current crisis emerged, we ran an article on the bearish views of economist David Rosenberg of Rosenberg Research, a new […]

Liquid Alternative ETFs

How Well Have Liquid-Alt ETFs Fared During this Crisis?

Liquid-alt funds are designed to be more market neutral than normal funds, promising more protection against bear markets. How well have they done during this last one? While many people think of the difference between mutual funds and exchange traded funds, or ETFs, is that you can buy and sell shares of ETFs yourself on […]

Actively Managed Funds

Market Pullback Providing Hope to Actively Managed Funds

Just like losing teams tell us they will get them next year, losing investment strategies always say that their advantage will come next year. Wishing this so is never enough. You really have to wonder what has continued to inspire people to keep investing in all those actively managed investment funds year after year in […]

Shutdown

U.S. Small Businesses in Great Danger from Shutdown

While the country turned their heads from the massive economic damage that the coronavirus quarantine has been causing, we won’t be able to look away forever. Before this year, if you asked anyone what the threshold would need to be in order to shut down most of the country like we have done lately, it […]

Joe Biden

Joe Biden Chomping at the Bit to Raise Corporate Taxes

Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s enthusiasm for raising taxes may court favor with a lot of the electorate, but it’s only because few people know the real consequences of this. With all the things that we teach kids in school, there definitely needs to be more focus on economics. We’re not talking about teaching them all […]

Bonds

Comparing Different Bond Type Performance in 2020

Even though the stock market gets a lot more attention, the bond market is roughly twice as big. We look at the three main types of bonds and how they have fared this year. It is standard practice for investors to hold a certain percentage of their portfolios in bonds, seeking to offset the risk […]

South Dakota Retirement System and Pension Fund

South Dakota Pension Fund Dives into S&P Index ETF

After a disappointing 2019, the top-ranked South Dakota Retirement System did some housekeeping in the first quarter of 2020, including buying a million shares of an index ETF. State pension funds control a lot of money, and the fact that tiny South Dakota, the 47th most populous state in the country with only 884,000 people, […]

Stocks

Six Good Stocks to Ride Out the 2020 Storm With

In the rough and tumble world of stocks that we’re in now, investors are presented with all sorts of lists of stocks to go with now. We roll out six for you to have a look at. Stocks have come a long way since their bottoming in late March, and there have been many good […]

Covid-19 Vaccine

Investors Need to be Pause Before Betting on Covid-19 Vaccine

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, with the world clamoring for a vaccine against this, many investors are hoping to cash in on this. It may not be all that exciting though. Investing in stocks that promise more effective, or at least more profitable medical treatments can seem like a pretty exciting prospect at […]

Cliff Asness

Cliff Asness Still Clinging to Beliefs About Weak Stocks

AQR Capital Management founder Cliff Asness wasn’t a big fan of value stocks, but he changed his mind last fall, feeling that they are now due. He is still waiting patiently. For a couple of magical weeks last September, value stocks were all the rage in the financial media when it was discovered that value […]

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.