50 Facts Every Investor Should Know

by Paul Merriman

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#1 – American Funds graph for the long-term addition of .5% and 1%: http://cdn.source-media-micro.psdops.com/20/bb/948ea1ca45b3a48841a02d763d14/why-active-investing-matters.pdf

This article discusses the impact of adding .5% a year over the lifetime of saving, investing and living off the money  http://paulmerriman.com/opinion-a-half-percent-can-change-retirement/

#2 – 10 can’t-fail lessons of diversification http://paulmerriman.com/10-cant-fail-lessons-diversification/

#3 – 10 things every investor should know about asset classes  http://paulmerriman.com/10-things-every-investor-should-know-about-asset-classes/

#5 – Understanding performance: The S&P 500 Index http://paulmerriman.com/understanding-performance-sp-500-index/

#6 – Looking for action? Try large cap value stocks

http://paulmerriman.com/looking-action-try-large-cap-value-stocks/

#7 – How to make money with small cap stocks http://paulmerriman.com/make-money-small-cap-stocks/

#8 – Three articles on investing in small cap value

This four-fund combo wallops the S&P 500
http://paulmerriman.com/?s=4+fund+wallops

When it pays to go all-in on small cap value

http://paulmerriman.com/pays-go-small-cap-value/

Small-cap value is the gold ring of investing

http://paulmerriman.com/small-cap-value-gold-ring-investing/

#9 – Why REITs belong in your retirement portfolio  http://paulmerriman.com/reits-belong-retirement-portfolio/

10 things you need to know about REITs

http://paulmerriman.com/10-things-need-know-reits/

#10 – 6 reasons you should invest internationally

 http://paulmerriman.com/six-reasons-invest-internationally/

It’s a small world after all: International small cap value

http://paulmerriman.com/small-world-international-small-cap-value/

Own the best companies in the world

http://paulmerriman.com/best-companies-world/

Foreign big cap big cap value stocks outshine U.S. counterparts

http://paulmerriman.com/foreign-big-cap-value-stocks-outshine-u-s-counterparts/

How international small-caps spice up a retirement portfolio

http://paulmerriman.com/international-small-caps-spice-retirement-portfolio/

#11 – Tap into emerging profits from emerging markets http://paulmerriman.com/tap-emerging-profits-emerging-markets/

#12 – The ultimate buy and hold strategy

http://paulmerriman.com/ultimate-buy-hold-strategy-2016/

#13 – Why you should consider an all-value portfolio http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-you-should-consider-an-all-value-portfolio-2017-03-29

Fine tuning your asset allocation 2017

http://paulmerriman.com/fine-tuning-tables-2017/

#15 – 22 things you should know about bear markets http://paulmerriman.com/22-things-know-bear-markets/

#16 –30 reasons to fall in love with index funds

http://paulmerriman.com/30-reasons-fall-love-index-funds/

#20 – 4 things you might know about index funds

http://paulmerriman.com/4-things-might-not-know-index-funds/

10 ways index funds can save your retirement

http://paulmerriman.com/10-ways-index-funds-can-save-retirement/?pfstyle=wp

13 ways index mutual funds and ETFs rule

http://paulmerriman.com/13-reasons-index-mutual-funds-etfs-rule/

#25 – How to double your target date funds return in a single move 

http://paulmerriman.com/double-target-date-retirement-funds-return-single-move/

#29 – Inflation turns every investor into a loser

http://paulmerriman.com/inflation-turns-every-investor-loser/

#30 – Get smart or get screwed:  How to select the best and get the most out of your financial advisor. This free e-book includes 80 reasons not to do business with a commission-based advisor

http://paulmerriman.com/2014-new-site/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/get-smart-or-get-screwed-how-to-select-the-best-and-get-the-most-from-your-financial-advisor1.pdf

#31 – Who should retirement investors trust?

 http://paulmerriman.com/who-retirement-investors-trust/

Should investors trust Wall Steet, Main Street or University Street?

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/should-investors-trust-wall-street-main-street-or-university-street-2016-03-16

#33 – 6 things you should know about rebalancing

http://paulmerriman.com/6-things-you-should-know-about-rebalancing/

Why rebalancing could be a huge mistake

http://paulmerriman.com/why-rebalancing-huge-mistake/

#34 – How retirement investors hurt themselves

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-retirement-investors-hurt-themselves-2014-05-07

#36 – The social and psychological risks of investing

http://paulmerriman.com/emotional-psychological-risks-investing/

#43 – Dieters can teach investors

http://paulmerriman.com/dieters-can-teach-investors/

#45 – Sample of work by recommended writers:

Larry Swedroe 

http://www.etf.com/contributors/larry-swedroe

Allan Roth

http://blog.aarp.org/2015/11/09/play-the-odds-when-investing/

Jason Zweig

http://jasonzweig.com/and-now-for-something-on-index-funds/

Mark Hebener

https://www.ifa.com/articles/

#46 – Don’t discount the impact of luck on your portfolio

http://paulmerriman.com/dont-discount-impact-luck-portfolio/

#50 – The best investment advice ever

http://paulmerriman.com/the-best-investment-advice-ever/