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Political Shift in White House Unlikely to Clip Stock Market

The stock market loathes uncertainty. And with a presidential election year nearly upon us, there should be plenty of questions facing stocks as a crowded field of Republican candidates and two...

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Don’t React To Every Bit of Stock Market News

When you’re learning to play football, one of the first things any coach will teach you is to watch the other player’s waist. The reason for that is that it’s easy to get faked out by watching the...

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Long-Term Investing: Avoiding the Urge to Trade

It's easy to talk about ignoring short-term market events and to recommend focusing your attention on the market’s long history of positive returns. It's another thing entirely to sit through the...

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The Volatility of Volatility: What You Need to Know About the VIX

Volatility is often perceived by investors as a negative. No one likes to think about the likelihood that their stock prices will move in the wrong direction. And a high level of volatility can...

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3 Insights into the Millennial Investor

Generation Y—also known as the Millennial Generation—refers to the population segment born between the early 1980s and late 1990s. Like most generational cadres, this demographic tends to have a...

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Oil, Markets, Volatility

Sharply lower oil prices have occasioned a huge discussion about their impact. We see it play out daily in newspapers, on TV and radio, at websites, on blogs, and in market letters. The range of...

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Saving Through the Ages

Reputable financial advisors, websites and your mom say to save for retirement, college, a down payment for a home and emergencies.

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Is My Portfolio at the Right Risk Level?

This is the fifth installment in our series on how individual investors can assess their financial health.

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Am I Better Off Investing or Paying Down Debt?

This is the fourth installment in our series on how individual investors can assess their financial health.

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Am I Saving Enough in an Emergency Fund?

This is the third installment in our series on how individual investors can assess their financial health.

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