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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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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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ETF Expense Ratios: Their Impact on Long-Term Performance

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are commonly recognized as a low-cost way to achieve a diversified portfolio. That makes sense: because ETFs are passively managed, they don’t incur the research and...

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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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How ETFs Can Benefit a Diversified Investment Portfolio

Over the past decade, the exchange-traded fund (ETF) has made its way into an increasing number of investors’ portfolios, and it’s not hard to see why. An ETF is a basket of securities that trades...

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3 Insights into the Millennial Investor

Generation Y—also known as the Millennial Generation—refers to the population segment born between the early 1980s and late 1990s. Like most generational cadres, this demographic tends to have a...

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Are Mutual Fund Fees Jeopardizing Your Retirement Dreams? Know Your Expense Ratio

Investing for retirement is no game. Every dollar counts, because over time, every dollar you save—or fail to save—creates a ripple effect that can significantly impact your quality of life in...

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When Oil Prices Influence Market Sectors, Diversification Can Save Your Portfolio

Oil prices have been making headlines for months now, and it’s no wonder. While it's easy to see the benefits of lower oil prices on consumers, not every market participant has been enjoying 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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How to Determine Whether a Traditional or Roth IRA Works for You

When it comes to investing, one size does not fit all. This is especially the case when it comes to deciding whether to go with a traditional or Roth IRA. Depending on your situation, either one...

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