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Tax Loss Harvesting: Share Your Pain with Uncle Sam

Summer is winding down. And believe it or not, 2012 is more than half way over, which means it’s a good time for investors to start thinking about the year-end tax implications of their portfolios.

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Tried and True Money Advice from Warren Buffett

When it comes to financial wisdom, few people merit as much attention as Warren Buffett. The man renowned as the “Sage of Omaha” built a billion-dollar empire from scratch, all the while...

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The Power of Effective Diversification

Diversification is one of the most misunderstood concepts in investing.

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Investors' 10 Most Common Behavioral Biases

Barry Ritholz (of The Big Picture and a Sunday Business columnist at The Washington Post) recently contributed Investors’ 10 most common mistakes to The Washington Post Business Section quarterly...

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Sector Watch: Low-Beta Stocks

Financial theory suggests that risk and return go hand-in-hand:

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What is Your Pension Really Worth?

Last week, we posted an article from Michael Lewitt, Vice President and Portfolio Manager at Cumberland Advisors called "The Pension Dilemma" that talked about how America’s largest pension fund,...

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Emerging Market Indexing

Let’s say you want to build your own stock market index fund based on the S&P 500. Easy: download a list of all the companies in the index--from 3M (MMM) to Zions Bancorp (ZION) and their market...

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Sector Watch: Spotlight on BioTech

The challenge for many investors who are trying to diversify their portfolios is finding sectors or asset classes that don’t move in tandem together. One sector that has moved up—even as many...

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9 Essential Investing Suggestions

Repetition is the mother of all learning. Whether you are a new ITA Wealth Management reader or a long-term follower, there are investing basic that just don't change, and here are a few.

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The Collapse of the American Net Worth

Many of you are painfully aware of how many friends or family members are out of work, now under-employed, or who have lost their homes. Geoff Considine, a leading contributor to the Portfolioist,...

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