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Looking Past Near-Term Difficulties in China

China has quickly gone from hero to scapegoat of the global economy, bearing the blame for the sharpest sell-off in stocks in the last three years. The policy actions taken by Chinese leaders over...

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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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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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Estimating the Real Costs of Investing

One of the least-understood aspects of investing among individual investors is the total costs associated with building and maintaining a portfolio.  In comparison to the huge rises and falls that...

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Sell in May?

This week, I bumped into a friend who remembered my article based on seasonal investing in which I suggested to buy around Halloween and sell in May.  He reminded me that May is soon approaching,...

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