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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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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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Interest Rate Debate Hinges on 3 Factors

The U.S. Federal Reserve decided against raising the federal funds rate at its latest meeting in September, extending its zero interest rate policy and ramping up the debate about what it will...

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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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What Pension Plan Phase-Outs Mean for You

How’s your pension doing? If you answered, “great,” you probably belong to one of a few specific job sectors—or an upper age bracket. The more common answer these days is something other than...

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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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Your Stock Split. What Now?

Imagine finding out that the share price of one of your stocks is half what it was just the day before—but you own twice as many shares. Do you fly into a panic or pop a champagne cork? No need to...

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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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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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