How to Factor Fickle Markets Into Your Portfolio

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on How to Factor Fickle Markets Into Your Portfolio

‘Smart-beta’ funds are a booming business. But owning them in isolation is risky.

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Knowing If You Can Stomach the Next Big Market Swing

Posted by on Sep 10, 2019 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Knowing If You Can Stomach the Next Big Market Swing

That quiz your financial adviser gave you isn’t really a good way of understanding your tolerance for risk.

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The Funds That Make You Buy Low and Sell High

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on The Funds That Make You Buy Low and Sell High

The future of the bull market depends heavily on how committed 401(k) investors will be to their target-date funds.

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Investors Need This Cop to Toughen Up

Posted by on Aug 11, 2019 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Investors Need This Cop to Toughen Up

Does the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards have the backbone to improve its scrutiny of financial advice?

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Where Did This ‘Bull Market’ Come From, Anyway?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2019 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Where Did This ‘Bull Market’ Come From, Anyway?

Investors talk about bull markets, especially the current one, but nobody seems to agree on a definition or where the term came from.

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What You Gain—and Lose—When You Lock Money Up for the Long Run

Posted by on Jul 26, 2019 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on What You Gain—and Lose—When You Lock Money Up for the Long Run

A proposed fund would lock up investors’ money for at least a decade; psychology and history suggest that may be trickier than it sounds.

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Financial Twitter Loses a Source of Humility and Wisdom, but Good Voices Remain

Posted by on Jul 21, 2019 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on Financial Twitter Loses a Source of Humility and Wisdom, but Good Voices Remain

An account called @Nonrelatedsense showed that some of the smartest minds in investing are learning, and having fun, on Twitter.

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The Only Thing the Smart Money Is Smart About

Posted by on Jul 13, 2019 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on The Only Thing the Smart Money Is Smart About

Professional investors are prone to the same mistakes as mom-and-pop types. They just get paid to make them.

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The Fireworks Over Share Buybacks Are Duds

Posted by on Jul 6, 2019 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on The Fireworks Over Share Buybacks Are Duds

Stock repurchases go back to the earliest days of the republic.

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What Yogi Berra Would Have Said About This Bull Market

Posted by on Jun 16, 2019 in Articles & Advice, Blog, Columns, Featured | Comments Off on What Yogi Berra Would Have Said About This Bull Market

Market cycles tend to last for years, and major turning points are few. So how do we know if stocks are nearing a turning point?

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