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- 20% to 50% of each paycheck must go directly to a savings account.
- Invest your savings. If you do not invest, you will lose half to inflation.
- Invest safely, per steps 4-7. Otherwise, you could lose half in a crash.
- Avoid “quasi-safe” investments. (Annuities, CD’s, corporate bonds, etc.)
- Primarily use “index investing” with broad-based equity ETF mutual funds.
- Always maintain emergency Stop orders costing no more than $5 per trade.
- Always keep 1/4 savings in short-term US Treasury TIPS. (STPZ, VTIP, etc.)
- Click for details on Stocknectar’s Seven Steps.
- Best Hedge Investments: Gold, TIPS, Cash.
- Worst Hedges: Gold Mining, Silver, Platinum.
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- Stocknectar.org: SNT Free Investing Tips Newsletter.
- Stocknectar.org: Best Long-Short DIY strategies.
- Stocknectar.org: SN-SOS High Security Autotrading.
- 2015.07. SeekingAlpha.com: US vs. EU and China.
- 2014.03. SeekingAlpha.com: 10 Best Gold ETFs.
- 2013.03. SeekingAlpha.com: Trend-Trade vs. Leverage.
- 2013.02. SeekingAlpha.com: Best Long-Short Investing.
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