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Sharp unexpected rises in volatility can be very stressful for investors, but are they a warning sign of more trouble ahead, or an opportunity to benefit from a market rebound?
Should you take a lump-sum pension payout, or a monthly income stream for life? How to decide.
We can’t all be above average. So why, in certain situations, do we think we’re so special?
Overconfidence can lead to poor investing decisions.
While staying the course may be hard on your nerves, it can be healthier for your portfolio.
If you’ve retired but are considering returning to work, be aware that your decision may affect your tax situation, Social Security and Medicare benefits.
The worst of the current global stock market correction may be over, but it is unlikely to be the last one this year. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about what signals the end of a correction.
Congress’ budget deal looks set to take some potential sources of uncertainty off the table for the next few years, but the longer-term problem of the debt remains.
Debt is a tool that isn’t inherently bad or good—it depends on how much you borrow and what it’s used for. Here are a few ideas to help you borrow wisely.
Smart beta strategies are proliferating, but do you really understand the difference between the various smart beta options?

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