Can the U.S. Economy Just Keep On Growing?

In early July, as the country geared up for a week of fireworks and grilling out, an interesting milestone whizzed by us — 121 months of unbroken economic growth. That … Read more

Posted on July 19, 2019 by
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Investor Facts: What Is Bond Maturity?

A bond maturity is the date upon which all of the initial investment plus interest will have been paid out. That can be as short as a few months and … Read more

Posted on July 15, 2019 by

How to Create Financially Strong Children, Step by Step

You send them to good schools, try to teach them the value of a buck and then — your grown kids just aren’t financially ready to leave the nest. Push … Read more

Posted on July 2, 2019 by
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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

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