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Understanding The ‘Santa Claus Rally’ On Wall Street

This much we know: More often than not, stocks rise during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Not 100% of the time, but enough to lead people to … Read more

Posted on December 1, 2016 by
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Dollar Cost Averaging Means Black Friday For Investors Is Every Day

If you’re reading this column you were probably not in the scrum of shoppers out trying to score a cheap flat-screen TV. And thank goodness for that! Of course, we … Read more

Posted on November 26, 2016 by
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The Shocking Truth About Fake News Headlines

“I read it on the Internet, it must be real” is likely to go down as the hallmark of this year’s presidential election. Research suggests that engagement on social media … Read more

Posted on November 18, 2016 by
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How Often Should You Check Your Retirement Fund?

It’s incredibly easy to keep track of your finances these days. Hundreds of apps on our phones promise to follow spending, investments, budgets and credit cards. Visit any finance news … Read more

Posted on November 10, 2016 by
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Should You Buy Emerging Markets Stock Now?

A few years ago, the conventional wisdom was that investors should buy emerging market stocks. After all, some said, the demographic future of the world is found in young countries. … Read more

Posted on November 4, 2016 by
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Investing In A Market Ruled By Crowds

One of the great investing reads of all time is a book first published in 1841, entitled Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. Regularly cited by finance writers and … Read more

Posted on October 27, 2016 by
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You Won’t Retire On A Hot Stock Tip

Got a hot stock tip? First, spend some time on the financial news sites and try to get a sense of what’s going on in the stock market. Things are a disaster. … Read more

Posted on October 7, 2016 by
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How Much Money Stocks Can Make You

Everyone wants to make a killing in stocks, but nobody wants to take any risk. That’s the basic conflict at the heart of any investment process. How much money stocks … Read more

Posted on September 30, 2016 by
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The Upside To Investing When News Is Bad

It’s fairly easy to look around the world and recognize places where uncertainty reigns. Not wars or disasters, but political uncertainty, the kind that depresses investors. Run away? Not really. … Read more

Posted on September 23, 2016 by
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The Biggest Investment Mistake You Make

We live in a world that’s predicated on taking action. You want a job, go knock on doors. You find someone attractive, express your interest. No pain, no gain, as … Read more

Posted on September 9, 2016 by