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Why Are People Suddenly Talking About Recession?

After years and years of economic expansion, some folks in the financial media are kicking around the “R” word — recession. It might feel about the blue to be discussing … Read more

Posted on August 1, 2018 by
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Investor Basics: What Is Tax-Deferred?

Tax-deferred describes a type of investment account which features a temporary break from investment taxes. The U.S. government confers the status of tax-deferred on specific long-term investment accounts that serve a … Read more

Posted on July 16, 2018 by

Everyone Seems To Be Buying Index Funds. Isn’t That Turning Risky?

The wholesale move into passive investing over the past few years has been astonishing, for sure. Morningstar, the fund-tracking service, reports that $470 billion went into passive investments in 2017. … Read more

Posted on July 13, 2018 by

Investor Facts: What Is Tactical Asset Allocation?

A tactical asset allocation is an investment strategy based on making timely changes in the amount, size and holding periods of a variety of securities. Most investors hold more than one … Read more

Posted on July 11, 2018 by

Why You Should Invest In A Tax-Deferred Account for Retirement

A tax-deferred account describes a type of investment account which features a temporary break from investment taxes. The U.S. government confers the status of tax-deferred on specific long-term investment accounts that … Read more

Posted on June 25, 2018 by

Investor Facts: What Is Opportunity Cost?

Opportunity cost is the potential extra return from one investment compared to another, different investment. In business, managers must choose how to deploy capital in order to make a profit. Sometimes, they are … Read more

Posted on June 8, 2018 by

Investor Facts: What Is A Qualified Distribution?

A qualified distribution is money taken from a tax-advantaged account, such as an individual retirement account (IRA), workplace 401(k) or a college savings plan. People save money in tax-qualified accounts because they expect … Read more

Posted on June 1, 2018 by

How Warren Buffett Turns Small Dollars into Billions

If you ever wanted to really understand Warren Buffett’s way of investing, you need only understand one basic thing. “Time in the market” is more powerful than “timing the market.” … Read more

Posted on May 25, 2018 by

Should You Worry About Rising Interest Rates?

Chances are  you’ve been hearing a lot recently about interest rates: They’re on the rise, and that might be bad. As with anything economics-related, the answer is never as simple … Read more

Posted on May 17, 2018 by

Investor Facts: What Is A Mutual Fund?

A mutual fund is a collective form of investment that pools cash to buy and manage a portfolio of stocks, bonds or other assets. Broadly speaking, mutual funds exist to outsource … Read more

Posted on May 12, 2018 by