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Quote Of The Week: The Risk Of Surrendering To Cash

“While it might feel safer going to cash when markets are volatile, cash positions don’t work like they used to. If you went to cash during the 1987 stock-market crash, you were still making 4.75% to 5.5% interest. If you had gone to cash in the dot-com crash you were making around the same—3.5% to […]

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It’s Baaack: Volatility Returns. How To Keep Your Cool When Markets Act Crazy

Hope you weren’t getting too used to those quiet, calm investment markets that went nowhere but up, ’cause those days are definitely behind us. The past few weeks have seen tumultuous plunges and then sudden recoveries in the market, with the S&P 500 registering its first quarterly loss since 2015. In fact, there have been […]

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Getting The Market Low Down

Are you positioned for potential setbacks in the market? Selling pressures usually stem from two forces. One is a temporary correction that may occur in the context of a continuing and lasting bull market. The other is a more lasting bear market. So how do you know which type of decline it is? And when […]

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Quote Of The Week: “This Is Just What Markets Do”

New to the market and freaked out by recent events? Take a deep breathe. Read this. “Dear New Investors: This Is Just What Markets Do” “There is absolutely nothing abnormal about what is going on here. Most of us have to save somewhere, and history suggests that stocks are the most accessible route to getting […]

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Quote Of The Week: What The Summer Swoon Means For You

“August was awful for U.S. stocks. Here’s the good news. First, it probably means a lot less than the scary headlines would suggest. Wall Street has suffered a “summer swoon” most years since the days of robber barons and mutton chop whiskers. The past is no guarantee of the future, but nonetheless if you had […]

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