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The most popular articles on over the month of August 2020.
By Morningstar |  02-09-20 | 

1)    15 highest paying dividend stocks

Here are some factors to keep in mind when looking at dividend stocks. This list of the highest dividend paying stocks of 2020 are NOT stock recommendations; it is merely a listing.

2)    Why amassing wealth is a pointless goal

Financial goal setting sounds terribly boring. And requires a fair amount of dedicated thought. Have you ever wondered why we need to set a goal? Why can’t we just keep saving? After all, amassing wealth is a fair goal.

3)    The 4 pillars of investing

Here are some fundamentals on which you can structure your portfolio. Use this as a base to start off on a sound financial footing.

4)    The psychology of investing in gold

When the debate on gold as an investment arises, it not as simple as it evidently appears to be. There are layered nuances that go into its timeless allure and mankind’s love affair with it over millennia.

5)    Why early retirement is a wrong goal

The FIRE movement has truly gained traction. An acronym for Financial Independence, Retire Early. It is incorrect to view financial independence as a pendulum swinging between two extremes - either you are, or not. View it as a continuum. View it as a scalable project. With every single decision and every single paycheque, you are moving closer to financial freedom.

6)    Why averaging up is important in investing

The 80:20 rule applies everywhere. 20% of the winners in your portfolio will give extreme returns. But, if I don't ride the winners and book early profits, the remaining duds will keep dragging the overall portfolio performance. Have a process to average up your winners.

7)    4 things every young investor must know

Embarking on the journey to financial independence is exciting and intimidating. But you don’t have to be a wizard at finance to get started. Here are four principles upon which you can build a strong foundation.

8)    What gold is not

Gold is not a safe haven. Gold is not driven by fundamentals. Gold is not a currency. Gold has a pretty reliable record as a go-to asset in times of market turmoil. It’s better viewed as an insurance policy than as a core holding.

9)    7 pieces of advice for young investors

Here is some really practical advice from a billionaire who was not born rich. Mark Cuban grew up in a working-class family in Pittsburgh. His father installed upholstery in cars and his mom worked a rotation of odd jobs. His words resonate with individuals who have not inherited a fortune.

10)    Look for companies with a global footprint

Companies are created over multiple cycles. Kenneth Andrade invested in companies involved in the farm sector. From 2016 to 2020, some of these companies have become significantly larger. He is now looking at capturing a new cycle that will emerge.

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