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The Fed is growing the money supply and that will help the U.S. economy

Since 2015, the Federal Reserve has raised short-term interest rates nine times, including in December 2018, but all that rate-raising came to an end in the summer of 2019.

On Wednesday, July 31st at 2 pm EST, the Fed cut i...

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Investors need to remember that the Fed is not the Monster under the bed

One day, the Federal Reserve’s recent run of rate hikes will end – or will continue – and that provokes a lot of investor anxiety. Fortunately, those fears are overblown.

Here is the thing about the Fed: rate hikes and rate...

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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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