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For many people, investing typically begins with one stock, bond, or mutual fund. Other selections are added over time, because most people understand it is imprudent to invest everything in a single security or fund, even if it has a solid reputation. However, just “spreading money around” in a hap...

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The “Power of Common Knowledge” is a good place to start, not an end

It’s an old investing adage: “Buy what you know.”

But that advice has real downsides if you don’t apply it properly. Investing icon Warren Buffett and legendary portfolio fund manager Peter Lynch both advocate that investors p...

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You should expect gains and losses in every asset class you own

The turmoil witnessed by investors in Boeing in mid-March 2019 sadly demonstrated the benefits of diversifying your assets.

Boeing’s stock price dropped over 10% in two days and then sharply again after President Trump ordered the...

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Are you considered clairvoyant? Do you win an office football pool every year? Or are you the sort of person who, while possessing no psychic abilities, does not mind spending hours crunching numbers and analyzing obscure data in hopes of discerning future trends?

If you failed to answer yes to an...

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Is the flattening yield curve telling us a recession is around the corner?

Suddenly everyone is talking about the yield curve: Barron’s, Bloomberg, CNBC, and The Wall Street Journal.

Given all the attention it has gotten in recent months, most everyone seems to know that the bond market’s yield...

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Millennials are the first generation of workers to fully benefit from improvements made to retirement plans over the last decade, including the introduction of automatic features, and these improvements are reflected in their retirement savings habits and attitudes, the results of a survey conducted...

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