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When Stalking Unicorns, Proceed with Caution

The technology sector is minting billion dollar companies at a rate not seen since the Internet bubble burst 15 years ago. The latest crop of unicorns—investment speak for startups whose valuation...

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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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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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5 Investing Mistakes That Can Really Cost You

When most people think of investing mistakes, they think of buying or selling the wrong stocks, but these five investing mistakes can cost you even more:

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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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IRA Contribution Information for 2015

The end of 2015 will be here before you know it. It’s time to start planning now for maximizing your IRA contributions. Late last year, the IRS announced its 2015 retirement plan contribution and...

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Investors Leading a Low Cost Revolution

Shopping around can save you money at the grocery store, the car dealership, and perhaps most importantly, in your investment portfolio. More investors than ever realize that one of the keys to a...

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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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