buying stocks

What To Do When Nobody Is Buying Stocks

Summer vacation is upon us. The pools are open and the sun is beating down. It’s the classic summer lull for stock markets, too. It’s a predictable pattern of “sell … Read more

Posted on May 27, 2016 by
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5 Mistakes That Sink A Retirement Plan

Retirement investing isn’t often about what you might do wrong, a sin of commission, but what you don’t do at all — the sin of omission. What is a sin … Read more

Posted on May 20, 2016 by
stocks to watch

7,728 Stocks To Watch In This Market

The most common investment article you’ll find on the Internet is the basic stock tout. You’ve seen this one. “Six Stocks To Watch Now” or “Three Stocks Set To Pop” or … Read more

Posted on May 13, 2016 by
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Investing Basics: Do I Need An Advisor?

Investment advice comes in many forms, with many purposes. Some of it is about budgeting, insurance and spending, some about actual investing for retirement. But take a step back. Does … Read more

Posted on May 6, 2016 by
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Why Investment Failures Are So Important

A Princeton professor has made waves online by publishing his own resume of failures — grants he did not get, schools that turned him down. He’s not the first academic … Read more

Posted on April 29, 2016 by
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Ignore Stock Market ‘Round Number’ Days

The Dow Jones Industrial Average just surpassed 18,000 points, overcoming a hurdle of sorts. The market hasn’t hit that specific round number since last summer. There was no shortage of … Read more

Posted on April 21, 2016 by
financial fitness

Take An Easy Financial Fitness Quiz

You sweat the extra pounds, eat around the calorie-filled holidays, even time your steps with a newfangled fitness watch. But are you financially fit? Your financial fitness is not as simple as … Read more

Posted on April 15, 2016 by
retirement

Retirement: Is Your Glass Half-Full?

One of the fundamental premises of retirement saving is prudent compounding. Now, before your eyes glaze over completely, consider two perspectives: Sally is 26 and has saved about $10,000 for … Read more

Posted on April 11, 2016 by
what is inflation

Investing Basics: What Is Inflation?

Inflation, a good thing or a bad thing? The answer, strangely enough, is “both” and how you react to inflation can deeply affect your retirement investment planning. First of all, … Read more

Posted on March 31, 2016 by
when to use etfs

When To Use ETFs, When To Avoid Them

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) get a strangely bad rap in the investment press. They’re either too risky or too boring, too opaque or too obvious. Which should lead you to a … Read more

Posted on March 24, 2016 by