The Blog at ​​​Wiegand Financial

The underrated benefits of “lazy” money

Most investors want to put their extra cash "to work" rather than letting it sit around. That's very sensible… but a pile of cash has its uses too. Read more
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Why the markets might be in for an upswing

Since 1950, the S&P500 has almost always had positive returns following a certain high-profile event. Know which one it is? Read more
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The investment “rule” you should actually ignore

the rule of 100 claims that age should determine how your portfolio is allocated
Sure, we all know that rules of thumb are imprecise and should not be viewed as ironclad laws. But this one is frankly garbage. Read more
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When to spend your dividends

If you invested $10k in AAPL in 2012, reinvesting dividends would have earned you $9,370 more than just holding the shares.
Reinvesting dividends is usually a good idea. But there are instances where it may be more appropriate to take the money and run. Read more
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Who will be the next “world’s factory”?

projected increase in exports by partner countries in the Belt and Road Initiative
China may be looking for a successor to its throne as the king of manufacturing. And that could spell opportunity for savvy investors. Read more
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