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Making Sense of Economic Data

The Non-Farm Payroll Report. Crude inventories. The Federal Open Market Committee Minutes. If you aren’t an economist or passionately devoted to the financial media, you might have no clue what...

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Growth vs. Value: A Tale of Two Investment Strategies

Building an investment portfolio for the long term means finding a strategy that will work in both the best of times and the worst of times. And with so many investment styles to choose from, it...

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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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What Is a P/E Ratio and Why Does It Matter?

You’ve probably heard financial analysts advise that a stock is overbought or oversold, or that it has a high or low valuation. But what exactly does that mean?  The concept underlying those...

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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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