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9 Jun 2015 No Comments

Strategies for Managing Volatility

Investment portfolios are generally exposed to volatility through company-specific risk and through market risk. Long-term investors can reduce exposure to company-specific risks through diversification, hedging, and other strategies discussed in […]

31 May 2013 No Comments

Quote of the Day

“Should everyone index everything? The answer is resoundingly “no”. In fact, if everyone indexed, capital markets would cease to provide the relatively efficient security prices that make indexing an attractive […]

30 Mar 2012 No Comments

Avoiding Money Death – A New Option for Your Nest Egg

The good news is Americans are living longer. But the worry for many retirees is that they’ll outlive their savings. The average life expectancy for men in the U.S. now […]

10 Jun 2011 No Comments

Structured products ‘absurdly destructive’ for retail investors: Report

Article written by: Liz Skinner Structured notes and other derivatives products have been marketed by Wall Street as safe and secure investments. Of course, there’s safe and then there’s safe. […]

18 Jan 2011 No Comments

Market Forecasts – Take with a Grain of Salt

“We’ve long felt that the only value of stock forecasters is to make fortune tellers look good” .  Warren Buffet  The following links will take you to three recent articles […]

18 Nov 2010 No Comments

YOUR MONEY: When a Safety Net Is Yanked Away

Plan for the possibility of long-term care costs, but don’t assume that insurance will be the guaranteed answer. Click her for article from The NY Times…

18 Nov 2010 No Comments

Hugh Jidette isn’t real. Our national debt is.

Interesting website about our national debt. http://www.hughjidette.com/media/

11 Nov 2010 No Comments

Tax Report: Where Do Your Tax Dollars Go?

Interesting Wall Street Journal article by Laura Saunders. Click to read article…

1 Oct 2010 No Comments

Stat of the Day 10/1/2010

Some statistics regarding the recent performance of the S&P 500 Index (price only, ignoring dividends), as of 9/30/2010:   3rd Quarter 2010 return:                          10.7% 2010 Year-to-date return:                            2.3% 2010 High […]

23 Sep 2010 No Comments

Stat of the Day

Interesting Stat of the Day showing how the US economy has changed from a manufacturing economy (almost all of the top 10 employers in 1955 are related to the manufacturer […]