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What the "Miracle on Ice" Still Teaches Us About Wisdom and Wealth

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Exactly 35 years ago this past Sunday, a group of young U.S. hockey players upset their "invincible" Soviet counterparts in a medal-round Olympic hockey game that we still remember today as the "Miracle on Ice."

As all of you know, I'm a big history buff. And I believe it's worth taking the time to study the events of the past - both to appreciate their relevance and to understand the great life lessons they hold for us.

Feb. 22, 1980's "Miracle on Ice" can certainly teach us much about wealth and wisdom.

I'm going to share some of what I learned from that game...

How Our Top Stocks to Invest in Have Done in 2015

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Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) stock broke into our list of the top stocks to invest in today.

There are of course no surprises there. It really was a matter of time before the cash-rich, high-margin tech giant emerged as a leader in our diverse mix of 2015 stock picks.

And don't worry about AAPL stock being overvalued, there's still room for this tech juggernaut to soar...

This One Risk Management Tool Made the Difference Between Bankruptcy and $13 Million

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Proper risk management is the only thing standing in between your portfolio and catastrophic loss. It's not the most exciting part of investing, but it is the most important.
There's one powerful tool that stands above all others - it boosts your profits and mitigates risk.

Here's everything you need to know...

Don't Make This Fatal Investment Mistake

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As I wrote this for you folks last week, my part of the country was bracing for Winter Storm Juno, a blizzard that could bring wind gusts of 65 miles per hour while dumping as much as three feet of snow on some of the biggest cities in the Northeast. (We were spared its brunt, but New England could claim no such good fortune.)

With the early warning systems we have today - giving us the ability to prepare - the human toll from Juno was held to a minimum.

But the proliferation of headlines made me think of another winter storm - one that took place 169 years ago...

And as an investor, it's one that clearly teaches a valuable lesson...

Ten of the Best Tips for Financial – and Personal – Success

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Investing tips from the right people can be crucial tools for entrepreneurial success..

For example, Warren Buffett recommends mastering the basics. Steve Wozniak says don't spend beyond your means. Mark Zuckerberg suggests taking risks...

That's just the start. Here 10 of the best tips - about money, business, and life - from entrepreneurs who succeeded big time.

Five Stock Simulators Anyone Can Play

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Stock simulators are great tools to help both novices and pros hone their trading knowledge. Some even let you trade options.

Virtual trading forums have surged in popularity over the past few years. And online users can compete with one another to earn bragging rights on best portfolio.

Here are five stock simulators anyone can enjoy - the best part is you literally have nothing to lose!

This Investing Tactic Could Help You Beat the Market by 21.97% in 2015

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The year 2015 will be filled with opportunity for investors, perhaps more than ever before. But most people's portfolios are totally out of whack.

However, a simple investing tactic can help you achieve much higher returns - 21.97% higher annually, on average, over the last 14 years, in fact. And it only takes about 20 minutes to complete, once a year.

Here's how to start the year off right for your money...

If You Only Use One Investing Strategy in 2015, Use This

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Here's the most important investing strategy for you to use in 2015 - plus two more that will also reinforce your brokerage account. These habits will help you sleep at night even when the markets are pitching fits.

In fact, you'll be snoozing better than your broker. Which is why, of course, he won't fill you in on these tactics.

But we will...

Three Bad Investing Habits to Dump in 2015

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Over the past 20 years, individual investors averaged a measly 2.53% a year, versus the S&P 500, which chalked up 9.02%.

This is because every investor is hardwired to do three things that kill returns. If you understand what these bad investing habits are, recognize them in yourself, and learn how to eliminate them, then you can build wealth much more quickly.

So let's get cracking...

Let the "Big Boys" Do the Legwork and Take Bigger Gains for Yourself

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Regardless of what the loudmouthed know-it-all in the locker room thinks, retail investors (that's code for you and me) don't have much of an impact on stock prices.

It might be fun to think that buying 100 shares of Apple Inc. is somehow part of some larger force of collective wisdom pushing stock prices higher - but with average liquidity of nearly $5 billion (in AAPL shares) the only players with enough might to make the stock move are the big boys - institutional buyers.

When I say institutional buyers, I'm referring to mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds, and insurance companies.

It's nearly impossible for a stock to deliver a huge upside run without the deep-pocketed firepower of institutional buying - and that's why it's so important to look for clues indicating they're building positions and scooping shares.

After all, wouldn't you rather go sailing with the wind doing the work rather than paddling back to shore?

I know I sure would. And here's how we can...

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