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Taking the Long View with Your Investments: DCA and DRIP

Taking the Long View with Your Investments: DCA and DRIP

Long-term investors typically don’t try to time the market because it’s risky and can be expensive. Attempting to time the market can mean missing opportunities. And buying and selling frequently in an attempt to capture market ups and downs increases transaction costs, which can lower returns. The risk of attempting to time the stock market is ...

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IMF Rings Warning Bell, But U.S. Still Best House On The Block
July 26, 2016

IMF Rings Warning Bell, But U.S. Still Best House On The Block

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) last week issued an "urgent" call to the world's largest economies to implement more economic-growth boosting policies.

From Pamplona to Wall Street: The Bulls are Running
July 19, 2016

From Pamplona to Wall Street: The Bulls are Running

In case you missed the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, last week, you might turn your gaze to Wall Street. The bulls are back! The stock market staged...

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Long-Term Investing: Portfolio Management, Compound Interest
July 18, 2016

Long-Term Investing: Portfolio Management, Compound Interest

Portfolio management is simply the ongoing maintenance of your long-term investment portfolio. It means reviewing your asset allocations, adding new ...

Social Media Signals Ahead of Second Quarter Earnings
July 15, 2016

Social Media Signals Ahead of Second Quarter Earnings

There’s a little something for every trader in the social media sector ahead of Q2 earnings. Let me explain by focusing on three of the biggest companies...

Think Small: A New Strategy For Financial Goal Setting
July 14, 2016

Think Small: A New Strategy For Financial Goal Setting

Small is huge these days. From tiny houses to minimalist wardrobes, micro is having a moment. The trend has crept into many aspects of Americans’ lives, but ...

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Surveying Stock Sectors: Moves Mainstream Markets May Miss
July 14, 2016

Surveying Stock Sectors: Moves Mainstream Markets May Miss

Don't get caught asleep at the wheel heading into the second half of the year. The small gain in the broader stock market so far this year hides more dramatic ...

DIY Long-Term Investing: Asset Allocation, Stocks, and Bonds
July 13, 2016

DIY Long-Term Investing: Asset Allocation, Stocks, and Bonds

Asset allocation is the process of dividing dollars in a long-term investment portfolio into different assets. The purpose: it’s an attempt to reduce risk without ...

U.S. Dollar Bulls Are Back: What It Might Mean For Stocks
July 12, 2016

U.S. Dollar Bulls Are Back: What It Might Mean For Stocks

The U.S. dollar index (/DX) is strong. Since early May, the /DX has climbed 5.30%. Potential catalysts for this rally include Brexit and the ensuing global...

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Rent a Room: How to Turn a Spare Bedroom into Cash Flow
July 11, 2016

Rent a Room: How to Turn a Spare Bedroom into Cash Flow

The sharing economy is exploding. It's also known as collaborative consumption, or the peer economy, but no matter what you call it, disruptors like Airbnb are here ...

Getting SMART about Personal and Financial Long-Term Goals
July 6, 2016

Getting SMART about Personal and Financial Long-Term Goals

Building a long-term investment portfolio starts with setting a specific goal. For many investors, that goal is saving for retirement, which is clearly important. The ...

Are the Dog Days of July And August Going to Slow Markets?
July 6, 2016

Are the Dog Days of July And August Going to Slow Markets?

Are the summer doldrums ever going to set in this year? From frequently changing views on interest rates and the Fed to Brexit inspired stock market volatility...

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Investor Movement Index (IMX) for June 2016
July 5, 2016

Investor Movement Index (IMX) for June 2016

Though uncertainty over Brexit brought caution in late June, retail traders remained net buyers for the third month in a row...

From New Year to Brexit: Bonds and Gold Lead in First Half of 2016
July 5, 2016

From New Year to Brexit: Bonds and Gold Lead in First Half of 2016

At the halfway mark through 2016, it can be valuable for investors to assess key themes across a variety of markets. As the old saying goes: You can't know ...

Can Real Estate Rentals Add to Retirement Income?
June 29, 2016

Can Real Estate Rentals Add to Retirement Income?

Savvy investors preparing for retirement often look to build up multiple income streams. Examples might include Social Security, annuity payments, retirement ...

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Kinahan and Laffman: Brexit Creates Cloud Of Uncertainty
June 29, 2016

Kinahan and Laffman: Brexit Creates Cloud Of Uncertainty

Global financial market volatility remains high in the new post-Brexit world and investors continue to rotate into more “conservative” positions, including Treasuries...

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