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There are costs—explicit and implicit—with managing a long-term investment portfolio yourself. Make sure you know what it takes in terms of time, interest, discipline and expertise.
Hopes of a trade détente and agreement have led to new highs for U.S. stocks, but investors may be getting too optimistic, too soon.
Although economic signals are mixed, bottom-up sector fundamentals help inform decisions on sector ratings.
Women still lag behind men when it comes to financial security. Here are 5 practical—and empowering—ways to take charge.
Here are five steps women can take right now to get on top of their finances that are both practical and empowering.
Analyzing Democratic candidates’ tax policy proposals and the impact they could have on the markets.
Last week’s key releases of job growth and ISM manufacturing data highlight the ongoing bifurcation in the economy; with the consumer bucking manufacturing’s malaise.
Concentrating only on successes—the things that survive some selection process—often leads to faulty conclusions.
For longer-term investors, Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities look attractive compared to traditional Treasuries. But yields are low, so total return expectations should be tempered accordingly.
How can your portfolio generate enough income to retire in today’s low-yield environment? In 3 steps: downturn protection, asset growth, and strategic returns.

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