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Why Most People Lose Money in the Market: Human Nature

Adam Sarhan
Tue May 13, 2014 10:05 EST

Immediate Gratification Profits are a function of time. By definition, any trade that is exited with a profit requires a certain element of time. The problem is that most people have a natural tendency to seek immediate gratification at the expense of long-term gratification. That is why most people lose money on Wall Street. , Think about a diet. Why do most people .....

6 Vital Lessons for Business and Life From a 14-Year-Old Investor

Josh Wolonick
Tue May 06, 2014 11:47 EST

A few weeks ago, a young man named Warren Cassell, Jr. reached out to Minyanville via Twitter, sharing a story that was written about him by The Jamaica Observer. Intrigued, I did some research: Warren is a 14-year-old entrepreneur, investor, and published writer from the Caribbean island Montserrat. His two books, The Farm of Wisdom and Swim or Drown, are about .....

4 Reasons Not to See Real Estate as a Strong Long-Term Investment

Stephanie Taylor Christensen
Fri May 02, 2014 01:28 EST

The "best" investment is a matter of personal goals, timing, risk tolerance, age, and investable assets. However, a recent Gallup poll indicates that given the choice of stashing their long-term cash in real estate, stocks and mutual funds, gold, savings accounts/CDs, or bonds, Americans believe the best long-term investment is real estate -- despite the data. The latest reports on .....

Master Limited Partnerships for the Rest of Us

Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:45 EST

Master limited partnerships (MLPs). The term sounds a little intimidating to the retail investor. And there are good reasons for that, which we'll get into in a bit. But they have plenty of benefits too, and they do deserve some consideration for investors looking to increase the diversity of their portfolios or looking to find some income yield in a .....

How Accurate a Picture Do ETFs Paint of the Sectors They Represent?

L.A. Little
Thu Apr 17, 2014 01:33 EST

With the widespread acceptance of exchange traded funds (ETFs), commentators, investors, and traders are drawing conclusions that are not supported by the facts. This can be harmful to your financial health. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF for example, portrays a very sick picture of consumer health. Since the consumer represents two-thrids of GDP, if you were to look at just this .....
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