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The stock market has given investors a bad case of whiplash over the past few months. In December, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index tumbled 9%. Since then, however, the benchmark has reversed course ...
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Vanguard founder John C. Bogle died Jan. 16 at age 89. But "Saint Jack," who built the index fund from virtually nothing into a $5 trillion empire and was a boon to individual investors, had already cheated death several times before.
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Investing icon Warren Buffett advises investors to stash 90% of their money in a Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index fund and keep the rest in short-term government bonds. That’s a good start for investors ...
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Making money in the stock market this year is going to take all the skill and luck you can muster. The global economy is slowing, a trade war with China still lingers despite negotiations, and the Federal ...
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Bond funds are for your “safe” money. They give your portfolio ballast – and they’re a ready source of cash when you spot opportunities in the stock market.
Just keep the very long-term in mind ...
The key to picking actively managed funds for the year ahead: Think defense
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The warning signs are all there, and so are the headwinds
If you’ve built a solid portfolio of funds, the last thing you want to do is tear it apart and build a new one simply because the stock market is doing one of its periodic swan dives.
But that doesn’t ...
Divided control of Congress, White House, has historically led to poor returns
The past 10 years make it look too easy to make money in stocks. Here’s how to prepare for worse times.
Vanguard funds have become synonymous with index investing. But if you limit yourself to the firm’s passive strategies, you’ll miss some gems. Indeed, Vanguard fund managers actually invest more of ...
The immediate fixed annuity offers guaranteed lifetime income
Let’s put the S&P 500’s P/E ratios under a magnifying glass.
Rising interest rates and the decline of shopping malls have weighed on real estate investment trusts (REITs) over the past few years. The good news is that many REITs – special tax-advantaged businesses ...
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One of the best things you can do is get out of your own way.
Want to beat the market? Academic work for decades has pointed the way: Invest in value stocks — stocks that are cheap relative to their earnings, cash flow or assets.
Since 1940, value stocks have ...
The president's Twitter activity can certainly cause short-term market swings, but other factors are far more influential