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The Invisible Tax: Inflation and Its Effects

Investing 101

A rose by any other name might still be a rose, but what about a dollar? Is the worth of a dollar today the same as it was back in, say, 1970? Or, for a sweeter example, what about the price of a can of Coke? In 1974, a glass bottle of Coke was $0.10. Today, a can of Coke will cost you around $1.20. Why the price change? In one word: inflation. From a can of Coke to your investment portfolio, inflation leaves no survivors in its wake. Continue reading

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Busting Investing Myths: Is Investing the Same as Gambling?

Investing 101

“It is usually agreed that casinos should, in the public interest, be inaccessible and expensive. And perhaps the same is true of Stock Exchanges.” — John Maynard Keynes

While he’s remembered for the idea that governments should spend in tough times to offset recessions (called “Keynesianism”), British economist John Maynard Keynes nevertheless had an enviable track record as an investor. Continue reading

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