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Know the Ropes of Long-Term Investing? Take This Quiz

Know the Ropes of Long-Term Investing? Take This Quiz

So you think you know the long-term investment strategy game, do you? But how long is long term? A year? Ten years? Twenty-five years? A lifetime? And how do you start? With a single stock? A group of stocks? An index fund or ETF? In other words, what’s your “LTIQ?” Take this quiz and find out.

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Beginner’s Guide: Understanding the Basics of Fixed Income Investing
August 17, 2017

Beginner’s Guide: Understanding the Basics of Fixed Income Investing

As a young investor, you will likely favor a stock-focused portfolio to take advantage of higher growth potential, despite the added risk. With many more years ahead ...

N. Korea Tensions Offer Investors Chance to Assess Risk Tolerance
August 16, 2017

N. Korea Tensions Offer Investors Chance to Assess Risk Tolerance

Risk is everywhere. A big part of an investor’s job is recognizing and accounting for that reality in your strategy and decisions. The recent escalation in U.S. ...

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Mutual Funds: How to Find the Fund that Best Matches Your Goals
August 14, 2017

Mutual Funds: How to Find the Fund that Best Matches Your Goals

Many financial advisors view mutual funds as one path for new investors to jump into the markets and a way to accomplish portfolio diversification. But how do you ...

July Jobs Report Mini-Mystery: What’s Up With Wages?
August 9, 2017

July Jobs Report Mini-Mystery: What’s Up With Wages?

There’s a bit of a mystery afoot. It’s not a whodunit being investigated by your favorite TV sleuth or a missing person case for those-prime time lawyers to solve in ...

Black Swans: Part of the Wall Street Menagerie of Bulls and Bears
July 31, 2017

Black Swans: Part of the Wall Street Menagerie of Bulls and Bears

In a Wall Street arena often characterized as a battle between bulls and bears, there’s another, very different kind of “animal” that can spook even the most ...

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Is the Fed Turning Dovish? Recent Remarks May Temper Rate Hikes
July 26, 2017

Is the Fed Turning Dovish? Recent Remarks May Temper Rate Hikes

Is the Federal Reserve moving toward a more dovish stance in monetary policy? After much cautionary discourse about the need to raise rates to keep ...

At This Moment: A Look at U.S. Manufacturing
July 21, 2017

At This Moment: A Look at U.S. Manufacturing

The first “Made in America week” is coming to an end. The week kicked off with a product showcase at the White House, where American-made products...

Seeding Your Dividend Garden? Patience and Maintenance Needed
July 20, 2017

Seeding Your Dividend Garden? Patience and Maintenance Needed

In general, long-term dividend investors and gardeners seem to have a lot in common.

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Prime Numbers: Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Down but Far From Out?
July 19, 2017

Prime Numbers: Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Down but Far From Out?

By many objective measures, Amazon (AMZN) seems to be disrupting a number of established markets across the retail spectrum. Plus, the company announced a major ...

Group Chat: The Ins and Outs of Corporate Earnings Calls
July 17, 2017

Group Chat: The Ins and Outs of Corporate Earnings Calls

It’s often said that, the more informed you are as an investor, the more effective you can be in meeting your objectives. And one of the ways to stay on top of all ...

Gold, Oil, and Beyond: A Primer on Investing in Commodity ETFs
July 12, 2017

Gold, Oil, and Beyond: A Primer on Investing in Commodity ETFs

Bullish on gold? Bearish on oil? Think lean hog prices are going to rally in 2017? The average investor usually isn’t too focused on the outlook for lean hogs, but that isn’t...

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Secrets of Millennial Millionaires: Pointers to Build Wealth Early, Often
July 10, 2017

Secrets of Millennial Millionaires: Pointers to Build Wealth Early, Often

Every generation must lug around its own figurative baggage. For millennials, the stereotypes include an addiction to selfies and an inability to escape from ...

Mid-Year for the Stock Markets and Sectors: Time for a Checkup
July 5, 2017

Mid-Year for the Stock Markets and Sectors: Time for a Checkup

Trying to forecast what markets might face in the next six months brings to mind Danish physicist Niels Bohr, who said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about ...

Behaviors of the Wealthy: 6 Powerful Habits of the Rich
July 3, 2017

Behaviors of the Wealthy: 6 Powerful Habits of the Rich

Financial success, and what it means to be wealthy, is in the eye of the beholder—what’s probably not in dispute is many of us want to learn the habits of the wealthy to ...

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Buy What You Know: Does it Apply to Investing in IPOs?
June 29, 2017

Buy What You Know: Does it Apply to Investing in IPOs?

“Buy what you know” is a common refrain you hear from some of the world’s most well-known investors. Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is...

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