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Company stock buybacks

Exploring the Facts About Company Stock Buybacks

A fair number of people are critical of the practice of companies buying back their stock, with some even suggesting that this practice be limited or banned. We need to understand this first. Public companies both issue stock and buy back stock, according to their needs and strategies. The practice of a company buying back […]

President Donald Trump

Trump Issues Orders as China Escalates Tariffs

Donald Trump was already in a class by himself among U.S. Presidents in the category of being bombastic, but his now ordering U.S. companies to pull out of China sets a new standard. Friday was supposed to be all about hearing Fed Chairman Jerome Powell speak about the economy during the central bank’s annual retreat. […]

Momentum Investing

Momentum Investing Does Even Better with Inversions

The lower bond yields of today have some investors and market observers nervous. It turns out that momentum investing works even better with small yield gaps and inversions. Among the people who invest in stocks, some just buy and don’t even pay attention to their positions or their outlook. Their stocks may be tanking, the […]

Mortgage Refinance

Mortgage Refinancing Picking Up Since Fed Rate Cut

The Fed cutting the overnight by a quarter point does entice people to do more mortgage financing. This does stimulate the economy somewhat, but also stabilizes it. A lot of people have a mortgage but don’t really realize what shapes mortgage rates. This is good to know if you are wanting to buy or refinance […]

Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs Defends GE Against Accounting Accusations

GE has taken quite a bit of heat for their alleged accounting irregularities surrounding their managed care insurance divisions. GE denies any wrongdoing, and Goldman Sachs agrees. General Electric, commonly known as GE, has a very storied history, beginning all the way back in 1892. Among their founders were Thomas Edison and J.P. Morgan. Edison […]

Bank Stocks and Utilities

The Dangers of Equating Bank Stocks with Utilities

Bank stocks and utility stocks do have some things in common, such as high earnings and good dividends. The two are very distinct in some very important ways though. There are actually quite a few investors out there who call themselves conservative, and at least think that they are, who invest in bank stocks for […]

Oil Stocks

As Bad as Oil Stocks Have Been, Are They Worth a Look?

Good stock selection always involves seeking better than average opportunities. Oil stocks have been way below average for a long time, but is there a reason to be optimistic? It is no secret that the oil and gas sector has fallen out of favor, and it’s no surprise either considering how tied this sector is […]

Gold

Analysts Sees Gold Heading to $2000/ounce

Back in 2011, the price of gold peaked over $1900 an ounce, an all-time record. This was at the end of a big run up in gold prices. Is gold headed back to that area again? Gold has certainly been on a nice run. In less than 3 months, its price has risen from $1275 […]

Chairman Jerome Powell

Markets Await Fed Chairman Powell’s Remarks Next Friday

The annual global central bank conference is scheduled for next week, and on Friday, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell will provide an update on where the Fed is leaning. With the next Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting a month away, with the next announcement not scheduled until September 18, there will be plenty of […]

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.