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To Have a More Successful Life, Understand the Motivations and Motives of Yourself and the People Around You

To Have a More Successful Life, Understand the Motivations and Motives of Yourself and the People Around You Last month, I promised to pull more essays from my past out of the file cabinet.  This one dealt with motives and understanding how they influence human behavior.  This insight is one of the reasons I decided…

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S&P 500 Dividend Reinvestment Inflation-Adjusted Data

A Look at Inflation-Adjusted S&P 500 Data for 1960 Through 2010 and Dividend Reinvestment vs. Non Dividend Reinvestment

I am working on my What is a mutual fund? category at About.com and a thought struck me.  I wanted to go back and look at the most recent investing lifetime (the 50 year period between 1960 and 2010).  I imagined that an investor could have bought the S&P 500 stock market index (obviously you can’t…

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General Electric Stock from the 1940s

Stocks vs Bonds vs Gold Returns for the Past 200 Years

I write a lot about investing in stock and investing in bonds over at Investing for Beginners at About.com, a division of The New York Times. There is a reason I tend to be far more favorable to equity investments (stocks) than fixed income investments (bonds) when it comes to long-term investing and why much…

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