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Why Industry Bubbles Burst and How to Weather the Storm

With housing prices making a strong recovery since the financial crisis of the late 2000s, it’s worth taking a look at what causes investments or industries to zoom to the stars and then crash...

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6 Investing Fads That Seemed Like a Good Idea…At the Time

Got a great tip on the next big thing? Before you jump in, take a moment to reflect on some of the investing fads we’ve seen before—and where they are now. Investing fads usually spring from some...

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The SEC Adopts Title III: What to Expect Next in Private Investing

If you don’t normally keep up with the breaking news in SEC regulation, we don’t blame you—but this time, you may want to tune in. Big changes are coming, and they might reshape the way you invest.

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What’s the Best Time for Rebalancing Your Portfolio?

Maintaining the right mixture of assets in your portfolio is important to your long-term investment success. Because some investments go up in value over time, and others go down, experts...

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Sector Watch: Spotlight on Healthcare

How healthy is your portfolio? Diversifying your investments means more than just owning a lot of different securities. It’s a matter of owning securities that don’t all move together when markets...

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Investments in Tax-Advantaged Accounts

Tax-advantaged accounts, such as IRAs and 401(k) plans, provide a great way to save for retirement. And if your only investments are in tax-advantaged accounts, then your primary focus should be...

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Dividend Stocks and Younger Investors

Controversy swirls around whether younger investors can benefit from emphasizing dividend-paying stocks in their portfolios—a practice normally associated with retirees. But evidence suggests that...

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How REITs Can Benefit a Diversified Portfolio

If you own a house, and your home equity represents a hefty portion of your total assets, you may not want or need any more investments in real estate. But if you’re trying flesh out your...

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An Investment Strategy Checkup for the 4th Quarter

Don’t look now, but here comes the 4th quarter. The end of the year is a good time to take a look at whether you’re on track with your investment strategy. Don’t wait until the end of December....

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Investing in Stocks During Retirement

If you’re like most people, investing in stocks during your working years offers one of your best opportunities for growing a nest egg large enough for a comfortable retirement. And when...

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