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4 Key Indicators to Monitor for Signs of a Looming Recession
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4 Key Indicators to Monitor for Signs of a Looming Recession

While investors don't need to panic, they should keep their fingers on the pulse of the economy just to be prepared. Here are four symptoms to keep an…
November 18, 2019
The Best Fidelity Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers
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The Best Fidelity Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

The days when successful mutual fund managers received the rock-star treatment are long gone.
November 1, 2019
Kiplinger’s Economic Outlook for All 50 States, 2020
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Kiplinger’s Economic Outlook for All 50 States, 2020

Low jobless rates and rising incomes are helping to fatten state coffers across the U.S.
October 16, 2019
The 15 Best Recession-Resistant Stocks to Buy
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The 15 Best Recession-Resistant Stocks to Buy

There’s little question as to what makes the most recession-resistant stocks to buy so resilient.
October 8, 2019
7 Low-Volatility Dividend Stocks for Peace of Mind
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7 Low-Volatility Dividend Stocks for Peace of Mind

Dividend stocks are a well-worn prescription for what ails an investor’s upset stomach.
September 17, 2019
11 Utility Stocks and Funds to Buy for Safety and Income
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11 Utility Stocks and Funds to Buy for Safety and Income

Utility stocks and funds are in a fortuitous position right now.
August 30, 2019
The 11 Best ETFs to Buy for Portfolio Protection
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The 11 Best ETFs to Buy for Portfolio Protection

The stock market took a gut punch recently as a number of on-again, off-again headwinds started to blow at the same time.
August 29, 2019
Is a Recession Imminent?
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Is a Recession Imminent?

Shoppers will have to carry the load for now because weak business investment shows no sign of perking up anytime soon. Odds are, they’ll be able to.
August 26, 2019
Is a Recession on the Way?
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Is a Recession on the Way?

The recent dip in long-term bond yields below short-term yields isn't cause for panic.
May 10, 2019
The 5 Best Vanguard Funds for Retirees
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The 5 Best Vanguard Funds for Retirees

April 18, 2019
How to Prepare for Volatility and a Possible Recession in 2019
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How to Prepare for Volatility and a Possible Recession in 2019

Investors should be ready for a bumpy ride. One step concerned investors can take to ramp down risk could be to buy into a stock market index that off…
February 20, 2019
The 6 Best Vanguard Funds to Own in a Bear Market
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The 6 Best Vanguard Funds to Own in a Bear Market

January 10, 2019
With the Market at Its Peak, Should You Wait to Invest?
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With the Market at Its Peak, Should You Wait to Invest?

No one wants to buy high, right? But how long do you wait for the "low" to land? Here's a hint: You don't. Sitting on the sidelines isn't the way to g…
September 19, 2018
3 Factors That Could Drive the Next Recession
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3 Factors That Could Drive the Next Recession

The economy is humming along nicely, but how long can the good times continue?
June 12, 2018
The Perils of Investing in Index Funds
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The Perils of Investing in Index Funds

Index funds have been the stars of the bull market. But investors may get a nasty surprise in the next bear market.
February 1, 2018
Consider Alternative Funds to Hedge Against a Market Downturn
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Consider Alternative Funds to Hedge Against a Market Downturn

These funds can smooth out the ride in a bumpy market.
January 8, 2018
The 4 Best Stock Funds for the Next Bear Market
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The 4 Best Stock Funds for the Next Bear Market

These mutual funds can help you weather a downturn.
April 5, 2017
Is the Stock Market Signaling a Recession Ahead?
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Is the Stock Market Signaling a Recession Ahead?

Sinking stocks don't necessarily presage an economic downturn.
March 12, 2016
How to Invest in a Slowing U.S. Economy
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How to Invest in a Slowing U.S. Economy

The prospect of a diminished future may be gloomy, but smart planning can help you temper the effects.
July 6, 2015
9 Best Dividend Stocks for Bear Markets
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9 Best Dividend Stocks for Bear Markets

It's no secret that dividend-paying stocks often come out ahead during a market sell-off.
July 6, 2015
Will Flex Fuel Save You Money?
Smart Buying

Will Flex Fuel Save You Money?

E85 is a lot cheaper than gas now, but it might not save you money to fill up your car with it.
July 30, 2014
10 Stocks that Surged Since the Market Bottomed in 2009
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10 Stocks that Surged Since the Market Bottomed in 2009

On the third anniversary of the market's nadir, we look at the rags-to-riches companies whose shares have gained the most.
March 13, 2013
7 Ways to Fix the Economy
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7 Ways to Fix the Economy

Ask seven economists how to fix the ailing U.S.
January 1, 2012
4 Ways for Young Adults to Capitalize on the Recession
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4 Ways for Young Adults to Capitalize on the Recession

If you can, buy low on both stocks and homes.
July 8, 2009