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How Rising Interest Rates Could Impact Markets

How Rising Interest Rates Could Impact Markets

If there’s one thing the markets have taught us over the years it’s to expect the unexpected. That’s certainly been the case lately with the potential market impacts of rising rates. The 30-year rally in bonds may come to an end as interest rates rise from record lows. The S&P 500 (SPX), NASDAQ Composite (COMP), and Dow Jones Industrial average ($DJI) all recently surged to...

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Portfolio Planning Ideas to Achieve Your Goals as Interest Rates Rise
March 8, 2017

Portfolio Planning Ideas to Achieve Your Goals as Interest Rates Rise

It has certainly been an unpredictable year and the markets have been no exception. After almost a decade of record low interest rates, it looks like rates could...

Investor Movement Index (IMX) for February 2017
March 6, 2017

Investor Movement Index (IMX) for February 2017

The rally train rolled throughout February and retail traders stayed on board for the ride, increasing their equities exposure to a new all-time high.

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Searching for Growth Investment Stocks? Try Looking Large!
March 2, 2017

Searching for Growth Investment Stocks? Try Looking Large!

When we think of growth stocks, we often think small-caps—early-stage companies that are small, nimble, and cutting edge. But many large-cap stocks and sectors ...

5 Key Takeaways from Warren Buffett's Annual Letter
March 1, 2017

5 Key Takeaways from Warren Buffett's Annual Letter

News flash: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) CEO Warren Buffett is considered by many to be the ultimate long-term investor. But that doesn't mean he'll...

IRA Contribution Oops Moment? Here's Your Penalty Fix
February 28, 2017

IRA Contribution Oops Moment? Here's Your Penalty Fix

Congratulations! You’re a conscientious saver with an eye on a comfortable retirement, and you regularly maximize your annual Individual Retirement Account...

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How Parents of Elite Athletes Can Help Fund Their Child’s Dreams
February 27, 2017

How Parents of Elite Athletes Can Help Fund Their Child’s Dreams

It’s no secret that parenting today is much different than it was a generation ago. Today’s youth are always on the go. While parents may have ...

The Fed: Consider The Forest, Not Just the Trees
February 23, 2017

The Fed: Consider The Forest, Not Just the Trees

Legendary 1930s technical analyst Edson Gould developed the "Three Steps and a Stumble" rule which suggested when the Fed hikes rates three times...

Smart Spoiling: Why You Should Invest in Your Grandchildren
February 21, 2017

Smart Spoiling: Why You Should Invest in Your Grandchildren

A grandchild’s sole purpose in life is to be spoiled—at least that’s the adage many grandparents live by. If you’re one of them, lavishing these kids ...

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Looking for a New Home? Things to Consider in a Seller’s Market
February 21, 2017

Looking for a New Home? Things to Consider in a Seller’s Market

Recently, a Portland, Oregon, couple visited an open house at a reasonably priced home in a good school district. Afterward, they went out for a bite to eat, but ...

How to Make Investing and Saving for College Easier
February 13, 2017

How to Make Investing and Saving for College Easier

From choosing the right sunscreen to making sure they eat enough vegetables, the day-to-day task of raising kids is a lot of work. Add in big ...

Might the January Barometer Ring Positive For Stocks in 2017?
February 8, 2017

Might the January Barometer Ring Positive For Stocks in 2017?

The positive reading for the S&P 500 at the end of January may be a bullish signal for the year, according to the market history books. The so-called January ...

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Rowing Your Own Boat: Is a Solo 401(k) Plan Right for You?
February 8, 2017

Rowing Your Own Boat: Is a Solo 401(k) Plan Right for You?

Are you self-employed, or a small business owner, and you like to think outside the box when it comes to retirement investing? If so, you might want to consider ...

Which Advertiser Is The TD Ameritrade Ad Challenge Champion?
February 6, 2017

Which Advertiser Is The TD Ameritrade Ad Challenge Champion?

Last night’s incredible comeback in the second half gave the winning team their 5th big game win, and ...

Investor Movement Index (IMX) for January 2017
February 6, 2017

Investor Movement Index (IMX) for January 2017

Optimism marked the start of the year, with retail investors once again embracing equities after backing off from bullish bets during the holiday season.

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Starting Out Young: The Value of Investing in Yourself
February 2, 2017

Starting Out Young: The Value of Investing in Yourself

Thinking about long-term investments may conjure up rather dry, gray images of stocks and bonds, advisors and 401(k) plans. But young people starting their ...

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