Articles from Alexander Green, Investment U

About Alexander Green, Investment U

Alexander Green is the Investment Director of The Oxford Club. A Wall Street veteran, he has over 20 years experience as a research analyst, investment advisor, financial writer and portfolio manager.

The Ultimate Portfolio Diversifier

The Ultimate Portfolio Diversifier

The big advantage of a well-diversified portfolio is reduced volatility. If that diversification leads to higher overall returns, better still. Unfortunately, most assets are more highly correlated than you might imagine. For instance, if interest... read more »

 

What Mike Tyson Can Teach You About Investing

What Mike Tyson Can Teach You About Investing

You might not think of Mike Tyson as a mentor when it comes to running your portfolio. After all, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world has never demonstrated any great money management skills. In fact, he has been a wildly... read more »

 

Should You Bail On This Market?

Should You Bail On This Market?

The market has teetered in recent weeks. And the volatility has caused some investors to head for the sidelines. They are almost certainly making a mistake. To time the market correctly, you have to make not one great call but two. And the consequences... read more »

 

Why I’m Bullish On Gold Shares

Why I’m Bullish On Gold Shares

There weren’t many investments that did worse than gold stocks last year. Yes, bonds were flat. And emerging markets were off. But gold stocks really hit the skids, down 35% in 2013… and down roughly 60% from their highs a couple years ago. Time... read more »

 

The 4 Resolutions That Will Make You Rich

The 4 Resolutions That Will Make You Rich

This is the time of year for making New Year’s resolutions. And I have four that are guaranteed to make your portfolio bigger, fatter and wider a year from now. So listen up… Save more. All investment begins with saving. And unlike... read more »

 

The Best Investment Advice For 2014

The Best Investment Advice For 2014

On Monday, we covered some of the worst investment ideas in Forbes‘ 2014 Investment Guide. Among these were forming a family limited partnership, plunking for an annuity, ignoring high mutual fund expenses, buying (overpriced) farmland,... read more »

 

Nearly Every Stock Market Bubble Has These 2 Factors

Nearly Every Stock Market Bubble Has These 2 Factors

In the past week, there have been major stories in both The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal – as well as a cover story in Barron’s – asking the same pointed question: Is this stock market a bubble? And my column in Investment... read more »

 

The Most Unlikely Alliance In The Market

The Most Unlikely Alliance In The Market

In the last week, the stock market has hit an all-time high just as the approval rating for Congress hit an all-time low. Folks are clearly pleased with the private sector and disgusted with the public one. Overall, that’s a good thing for... read more »

 

You Have Six Weeks To Make This Tax-Saving Trade

You Have Six Weeks To Make This Tax-Saving Trade

In December 1996, I sold a big position in Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) at a loss. I still consider it one of the most boneheaded investment moves I ever made. A year later the stock was up more than fivefold. A few years further on, it was up more... read more »

 

The Secret Shared By The Most Successful Professional Traders

The Secret Shared By The Most Successful Professional Traders

Anyone can plunk for a few shares of stock. The real art of investing is knowing when to get the heck out. If you own individual equities and don’t have a predetermined sell discipline – and the vast majority of investors don’t – you’re... read more »