Managed Asset Allocation - Working Capital Model Part One
The key to successful Investment Management is Asset Allocation, the process of dividing the available investment dollars into two, and only two, buckets: Equity and Income Investments. All investment grade securities fit within one of these two classifications, based solely upon the primary purpose for their ownership. There are several key issues involved in successful Asset Allocation
How's Your Investment Portfolio Doing? Seven Long-Term Indicators
Before Wall Street conned investors into thinking of calendar quarters as "short-term" and single years as "long-term", market cycles were used to test investment strategies. Performance analysis was a test of management style and overall methodology, not a calendar year horse race with one of the popular averages. Bor-ing, yes--- but meaningful.
The Dark Side of investing beckons like a Siren's song, luring the majority of professional advisors away from the safety and simplicity of The QDI. Institutional propaganda, projections, predictions, and hype have the same affect on unsuspecting boatloads of speculators who most often become shipwrecked on the derivative rocks.
Yahoo lost 7.6%, or $1.59, to $19.22 on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The online search engine's fourth-quarter profit dropped by 23% from the same period a year ago, while revenue rose 8%. The company will cut 1,000 jobs next month.
Citigroup, Oppenheimer and Pacific Crest Securities all removed their "buy" ratings from Yahoo, downgrading the shares to "neutral" calls.