Tag Archives: Investment

Module 4: Advanced Topics | Blog 4-3: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) by David S. Krause

In Lesson 4-3 we discussed different ways to invest in real estate – and we talked about real estate investment trusts (REITs). Rather than buying individual REITs, an option is to buy a REIT ETF or mutual fund. We’ll look … Continue reading

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Module 4: Advanced Topics | Blog 4-2: Alternatives Investments by David S. Krause

In Lesson 4-2 we talked about the different types of alternative investments and we only made brief passing references to investing in natural resources. This entry talks about how to invest in natural resources and gives some possible reasons why. … Continue reading

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Module 3: Establishing a sound long-term investment strategy | Blog 3-4: Patience and Persistence by David S. Krause

Here’s another controversial topic – passive versus active investing. And right at the start of this discussion I’ll tell you that a believe in a hybrid approach: some passive and some active investments. Time and again, individual investors have discovered … Continue reading

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News: Thoughts about the best approach to selecting active investment managers

If you believe that active investment management can provide returns in the long-term that will surpass the market averages, then here are some straightforward thoughts to always bear in mind: Keep your transactions costs and fees low. As Jack Bogle, … Continue reading

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Module 1: Investment Basics | Blog 1-3: Real Rates of Return by David Krause

It should be clear from Lesson 1-3 that inflation is an enemy of the investor because it erodes the value of money. While inflation has been low the past decade, it can always return. Inflation is the biggest threat to … Continue reading

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Module 1: Investment Basics | Blog 1-4: Long Run Returns and Risks by David Krause

Not every year will generate 30+% returns like we saw in 2013; however, they are good long-term investments. In Lesson 1-4 and in previous blog entries, a strong case was made for investing in common stocks – which have been … Continue reading

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Module 1: Investment Basics | Blog 1-2: Stocks and Other Investments by David S. Krause

2013 was a great year for common stock investors with the S&P 500 Index up more than 30%! A major takeaway from Lesson 1-2 was that common stocks should be an important element of nearly every investor’s long-term portfolio. What … Continue reading

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MOOC 101 – What is a Self-Paced MOOC? by David S. Krause

Dr. David Krause (Director of the Applied Investment Management program at Marquette University) is the instructor for the course: Introduction to Applied Investing. This a free, self-paced MOOC (massive open online course) that is offered on the Canvas Network. Self-pacing means that … Continue reading

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