Index To Investment Content

What is the primary reason we invest ? It is to get a rate of return, hopefully a market rate of return. There are so many different investment avenues that can be pursued the volume of material is staggering. If you were to search the word "investment" on the Internet there would be more material than would be humanly possible to consume in a lifetime. We've separated the wheat from the chaff in the below articles. Take a look, then at go to the 20 question quiz and see how you're doing?

Large US Companies’ Cautionary Tale

State College, PA – Large growth companies have been the top performing asset class for the last several years starting back in 2014. They have been better than small and value companies by comparison in six of the last seven years.  This environment does create pause for the academic minded investor knowing the historic reality […]

Stock Picking: Confident Assertion or Financial Folly

Have you ever personally experienced a Confident Assertion within yourself or while observing others? I think it’s interesting in the area finance, how many Confident Assertions are made about the stock market. Then with hindsight become a bitter punch line, more so than a reality. We see this with recommendations from bullies on Wall Street; […]

What’s the NASDAQ?

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What's the NASDAQ?
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On this week’s It’s Your Money podcast, Investor Coach Paul Nichols pulls back the curtain and finds “What is the NASDAQ” as it recently hits new highs. He will also go over the normal market update and a brief review of three of the biggest mistakes investors make related to long-term goals.  

British Go…”Cheerio”?

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British Go..."Cheerio"?
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On this week’s “It’s You’re Money” podcast, Paul Nichols offers a commonsense view of the European Union and the aftermath of the UK’s exit. With a midyear Market Update and an overview of the ‘Basics of Investing’, we see the news once again, hypes the realities of any fall out. When it comes to Investing, […]

The Investor’s Dilemma

Investments, income planning, portfolio construction, and tax planning are just a few topics that throw many people into the investor dilemma mindset. We are all emotional individuals; we want to be secure in our future financially. This need for security leads us to try to forecast our financial future. As we embark on a journey […]

Are You Diversified?

When it comes to portfolio construction, as well as portfolio allocation, one of the biggest areas that investors do not understand is the concept of dissimilar price movement. A simple example would be the idea of owning umbrella companies and sun tan lotion companies. Umbrella companies, unto themselves may be volatile, and sun lotion companies, […]

If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them

Lewisburg, PA – The goal of investing is to get an overall market return. The stock market consists of large cap, small cap, micro cap; value and growth; developed international large, emerging markets, emerging small, and emerging value companies. Additionally, there is fixed income, cash, T-bills, and bonds. A broad based, global portfolio may hold […]

College Planning Wheels

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College Planning Wheels
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On this week’s “It’s Your Money” podcast, The Investor Coach, Paul Nichols, pulls back the curtain and discusses what one can do in the volatile times that we are currently seeing. Paul also offers some clarity concerning college planning. This weeks market update is brought to you by Financial Abundance as we close the quarter […]

Interest Rates & The Price of Tea in China

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Interest Rates & The Price of Tea in China
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This week Paul discusses the current market conditions with the usual market update. The price of tea in China has been rising dramatically due to supply and demand. Some of the higher end teas are actually being hoarded after the price jumped 50% last year. This podcast discusses the significance of the price of tea […]

Why We Do The Market Update

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Why We Do The Market Update
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This week, Paul Nichols, the president of Financial Abundance, a registered investment advisor in State College, PA, does his usual market update. The goal of the market update is to give listeners a well-rounded understanding of current global market growth, year to date. Financial Abundance was founded and continues to focus on financial education, enabling […]

Is It Gambling or Is It Investing?

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Is It Gambling or Is It Investing?
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This week, Paul focuses on the usual market update, coupled with the three most common investor mistakes. These are mistakes that happen every day, they are…almost encouraged by the industry. The transactional costs that results from mind boggling trading volume daily, creates a huge windfall for the financial services industry. The vast majority of this […]

Year End Market Update 2014

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Year End Market Update 2014
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This podcast brought to you by Financial Abundance, a Registered Investment Advisor. This session focuses on 2014’s market review and a current market update. Paul Nichols, the “Investor Coach”, conducts an overview on the basics of investing in the market utilizing the returns of 2014, as well as the returns year to date for 2015. […]

Alibaba IPO

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Alibaba IPO
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State College, PA – Investing in IPOs and the current global market update is the subject of this podcast. Check out the website www.FAIcoach.com to learn more about retirement planning, investments, estate planning, income for life, and other wealth strategies. Education leads to clarity, clarity to confidence, and only with confidence can one achieve financial […]

Market Update October 2013

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Market Update October 2013
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Here is this weeks “It’s Your Money” podcast with the “Investor Coach” and host, Paul Nichols, the founder of Financial Abundance, a registered investment advisory firm located in State College, PA. This podcast has the usual market update and a couple of noteworthy news tidbits concerning current oil production, as well as the United States […]

Money Market or Market Returns…Sh​ould You Know??

For those in your fifties or sixties, think back to your first job when you entered the work force.  I still remember how ecstatic I was when I landed that summer job at an amusement park that paid me $1.50 per hour.  Back in 1980, the minimum wage was pegged at $3.10 per hour.  So, […]