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Investor Facts: What Is A Limit Order?

A limit order is any kind of investment purchase that is set with specific conditions. The “limit” requires those conditions to be met before the order is executed. Short-term stock … Read more

Posted on June 21, 2019 by
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Should You Have Sold in May? Here’s the Evidence

Hang around investors long enough and you eventually hear the phrase “Sell in May and go away.” Considering the sell-off in stocks since right around May 1 this year, that … Read more

Posted on June 14, 2019 by

Investor Facts: What Is Market Risk?

Market risk is any kind of investment risk that is not related directly to the management and performance of an underlying company. For instance, if a recession were to start … Read more

Posted on June 4, 2019 by

Whatever Happened to Inflation?

Economists and market historians often talk about the decades since the early 1980s as the “Great Moderation.” In simple terms, it marked a long stretch of lower than usual volatility … Read more

Posted on May 20, 2019 by
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Investor Facts: What Is A P/E Ratio?

Stock investors are generally after one thing — a rising stock price. The P/E ratio of a stock doesn’t guarantee a higher price, but it can be a way to … Read more

Posted on May 6, 2019 by

No Emergency Fund? How to Get Started

­An emergency fund is one of those fundamental things in personal finance we all agree is important but rarely follow through on doing. There’s always something more pressing. Bills, car … Read more

Posted on April 23, 2019 by
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Investor Basics: What Is The Russell 2000?

The Russell 2000 is an index of small-company stocks, associated with the ticker symbol RUT. An index is a list of stocks or other investments that are similar in size … Read more

Posted on April 12, 2019 by

How to Check Out a Broker or Financial Advisor

It happens every few months. News breaks of a stock broker or financial advisor accused of bilking clients, taking money or otherwise being slippery with other people’s money. It’s important … Read more

Posted on April 10, 2019 by
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Investor Facts: What Are Reinvested Dividends

Reinvested dividends happen when an investor chooses to put income from an investment back into the same investment. This can be done manually but often it’s an automatic process. The … Read more

Posted on March 29, 2019 by

Budgeting Too Hard? Try A Quarterly Debt Review Instead

Is budgeting too hard for you? You’ve heard the preaching from personal finance gurus, chapter and verse: You have to have a budget. You must track every penny. What about … Read more

Posted on March 26, 2019 by