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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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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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Factoring Sequence Risk into Retirement Planning

When building your retirement portfolio, investing in a routine, systematic way can ensure that you purchase assets at random prices over time. So long as the market moves higher in the long run,...

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Understanding Risk and Setting Realistic Expectations

Until the recent global equity sell-off, stocks had been on an upward trajectory for some time, with the S&P 500 Index—a broad measure of U.S. stocks—delivering six straight years of gains. An...

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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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Will the Current European Economy Affect Your Investment Portfolio?

Collectively, the European Union (EU) has the largest economy in the world as measured by gross domestic product (GDP). Last year the total value of all goods and services produced within the...

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What to Consider When Creating a Diversified Investment Portfolio

Building an investment portfolio is a very personal process. Before jumping into a variety of different asset classes and market sectors, you need to first determine your overall goals and your...

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