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Earnings and trade continue to be drivers for stocks, and while geopolitical uncertainty still remains, it feels like the bulls have the edge from a near-term perspective.
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We'll help you understand four potential ETF costs: commissions, operating expenses, bid/ask spreads, and changes in discounts and premiums to net asset value.
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With Treasury bond yields near all-time lows, many are reluctant to invest in longer-term bonds—but sitting in very short-term investments could mean lower income if short-term rates decline. What’s an investor to do?
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When both spouses collect Social Security, does a surviving spouse get both? Unfortunately no.
Founder and Chairman of the Board Chuck Schwab joins Mark Riepe for a candid discussion about the decisions he made that disrupted the brokerage industry.
It may benefit your loved ones—and your own financial plan—to give more while you’re still living. Here’s what you need to know about the gift tax and estate tax.
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Fortunately, stocks are nowhere near that overvalued, based on the price-to-earnings ratio. But, if we take a more refined look at historical stock market valuations at peaks and lows, we find some cause for concern.
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With a resurfacing in trade tensions and persistent economic uncertainties, investors should prepare for further volatility.
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Recession concerns have some investors eyeing defensive stalwarts, but some of the classic defensive sectors currently come at a high price.
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It's Open Enrollment time again. Here's why you shouldn't ignore it.

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