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Stock Market Down, Bear Market

Stocks Sink Again, Energy Shares Tumble

Another Full Correction Mode Here we go again, with the stock market in full correction mode for the second time in 6 months. The market is trying to sort out its concerns over the slowdown in China, weak oil and commodity prices, and concerns about the Fed’s monetary policy. Recession? However, an analysis of current economic […]

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Do You Know Where Your Money Is?

It’s the end of the year! Do you know where your money is? December and January are the perfect months to look back at what you earned, saved and spent during the past year. Take some time to get your financial house in order at this time. How much have you saved? Whether you just […]

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What Rate of Return Should I Expect from Stocks?

That depends on many factors, including your time frame, and the types of stocks that are part of your portfolio. Many retirement planning calculators project a portfolio’s future value based on historical returns. However, please remember that past performance is not a guarantee of future results, and it is always good to question such assumptions. […]

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How Can I Deal with Rising Interest Rates?

Recent Concern Many investors are concerned about the recent, inevitable rise in interest rates, which has caused some holdings to experience a short term, sharp drop in value. Expert Opinions A number of experts have recently spoken on this matter. Here are some of their thoughts: Tom Brakke, an investment advisor who specializes in the […]

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Making the Most of Your 401(k) Plan

A 401(k) plan represents one of the most powerful retirement savings opportunities available today. If your employer offers a 401(k) plan, and you’re not participating in it, you are not taking advantage of one of the most efficient investments that can be used for retirement. Contribute As Much As Possible The more you can save for […]

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Just How Risky Is Your Investment Portfolio?

If you’re like most people, you probably evaluate your investments based on their return. However, return isn’t the only factor you should consider…also important is the amount of risk you accept in pursuing those returns. The term “risk” is often understood to mean the risk of loss. However, a portfolio is generally a means to […]

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