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For sophisticated bond market investors, no three words invoke more fear and debate than “inverted yield curve.” Yet many individual investors don’t understand inversion and why a healthy fixed-income market is so critical to their financial well-being. With the near-800-point drop in the Dow on Tuesday being at least partially attributed to the sudden inversion
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Gyrating markets, rising rates and significant market volatility will always create anxiety for investors and leave them with a bad, sinking feeling. Those big swings typically cause investors great concern, no matter the rise or fall. But what is the root of the anxiety? Behavioral science suggests that humans are “uncertainty reduction” machines. That’s one
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We’ve all heard of voodoo economics, but voodoo investing? Noted Washington, D.C.-area radio personality and former financial advisor Dawn Bennett was convicted earlier this week of fraud, found to have bilked 46 listeners, advisory clients and friends who trusted her out of some $20 million in a Ponzi scheme. Prosecutors say she used voodoo in
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America has a retirement savings crisis. Nearly half of working-age households can’t continue their current standard of living in retirement, according to data from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances. People are living longer, and traditional pension plans are vanishing, hurting the chances for people to save enough to live comfortably in retirement.
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Whether you’re looking to avoid companies that have questionable environmental practices or to reward those that prioritize gender equality, there’s an investment strategy for that. Say hello to sustainable investing, which you may also know as socially responsible investing, a way for individuals to make a social impact with their dollars. This investment strategy involves
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As the wise, old sage Yogi Berra once said, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it!” That simple advice doesn’t apply for today’s investor, because the market offers several fork-in-the-road options for risk-minded individuals. As the economy strengthens and the U.S. equity market hovers at near-record levels, investors are faced with
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Retirees who are collecting Social Security retirement benefits have reason to cheer: Your Social Security checks will be larger next year. The Social Security Administration announced that the cost-of-living adjustment for 2019 will be 2.8 percent. That is in line with the 2.8 percent increase the Senior Citizens League, a non-partisan organization, predicted last month.
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