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Investor Psychology

New Bull Market? Or Same Old Bear?
Markets

New Bull Market? Or Same Old Bear?

The rally since March has been historic, but it still needs to prove itself.
July 1, 2020
25 Stocks That Billionaires Are Selling
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25 Stocks That Billionaires Are Selling

Billionaires and high-asset hedge funds have done plenty of selling in 2020. Here's what they've been unloading, and why.
June 15, 2020
A Psychologist's Fear-Fighting Tips for Investors
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A Psychologist's Fear-Fighting Tips for Investors

To make good financial decisions, you need a clear head, and fear can get in the way. Instead, beat your fears with these behavioral strategies.
June 2, 2020
My First Bear Market, By the Book
investing

My First Bear Market, By the Book

I'm boosting my 401(k) contributions now that my gym membership and student loan payments are on hold.
May 8, 2020
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How to Handle a Bear Market
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How to Handle a Bear Market

If you’ve got to take action, boost your savings rate or scout for mispriced securities. And check that your portfolio is in line with your goals.
May 7, 2020

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Don’t Let Politics and Volatility Distract You From Your Investing Goals

Don’t Let Politics and Volatility Distract You From Your Investing Goals

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March 5, 2020
13 Ways to Invest in Yourself
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13 Ways to Invest in Yourself

When you hear the word "investing," you probably think about stocks, bonds, maybe commodities.
March 4, 2020
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Investors' Worst Enemy in 2020 Could Be Their Own Brains
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Investors' Worst Enemy in 2020 Could Be Their Own Brains

Hindsight bias, recency bias and sunk cost fallacy are just three of several cognitive biases that investors need to overcome to achieve their financi…
January 13, 2020
New Research: Investors Anxious About Market Volatility But Taking Wrong Steps to Alleviate Concerns

New Research: Investors Anxious About Market Volatility But Taking Wrong Steps to Alleviate Concerns

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January 8, 2020
Make Time for a Retirement Checkup
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Make Time for a Retirement Checkup

Retirees are inclined to invest more conservatively, so chances are you don’t have as much money in stocks as you should.
December 23, 2019
Stories That Move the Economy
investing

Stories That Move the Economy

Economist Robert Shiller predicted runaway home prices and the stock market bubble of the late 1990s. Now he’s writing about the influence of viral na…
November 27, 2019
Market Timing: The Importance of Doing Nothing
investing

Market Timing: The Importance of Doing Nothing

Investors, as a whole, actually earn less than the funds that they invest in. Here’s how to avoid that fate.
November 11, 2019
12 Reasons You'll Never Be a Millionaire
investing

12 Reasons You'll Never Be a Millionaire

Wealthy people usually aren't born that way.
October 22, 2019
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How to Be a Confident Investor
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How to Be a Confident Investor

You don’t have to be an expert. Start with your employer’s retirement savings plan.
August 29, 2019
Beware Dark Patterns on the Web
investing

Beware Dark Patterns on the Web

These sites are designed to steer or coerce people into making unintended decisions.
August 29, 2019
Tap Into Market Sentiment Before Investing
investing

Tap Into Market Sentiment Before Investing

Find out what the herd thinks, then head in the other direction.
August 5, 2019
Pessimists Never Prosper: Try an Abundance Mindset Instead
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Pessimists Never Prosper: Try an Abundance Mindset Instead

Even if you're a perpetual pessimist, there are ways to channel your thinking into a more positive direction, and that can help reap benefits for your…
May 2, 2019
Sell in May and Go Away: 5 Better Investing Tips
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Sell in May and Go Away: 5 Better Investing Tips

These tired clichés still have value, especially for long-term buy-and-holders
May 1, 2019
Mannequin Eye Contact and 7 Other Ways Retailers Get Us to Spend More
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Mannequin Eye Contact and 7 Other Ways Retailers Get Us to Spend More

April 18, 2019
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Millionaires in America: All 50 States Ranked
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Millionaires in America: All 50 States Ranked

March 26, 2019
4 Valuable Lessons From the 10-Year Bull Market
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4 Valuable Lessons From the 10-Year Bull Market

Anything can happen next, so you must be mentally prepared.
March 8, 2019
Unusual Indicators: Should You Believe These 5 Stock Market Truisms?
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Unusual Indicators: Should You Believe These 5 Stock Market Truisms?

Everyone wants to know when the market will soar and when it will sink, and over the years, investors have come up with a litany of ways to predict ho…
March 7, 2019
The Psychology of the Stock Market and Investment Decisions
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The Psychology of the Stock Market and Investment Decisions

Investors are people, not robots, and people can be swayed by emotions like fear or excitement. And in the investing world, that can be a big problem.
January 28, 2019
What to Do Now If You’re Losing Sleep Over the Stock Market
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What to Do Now If You’re Losing Sleep Over the Stock Market

Do you fear a bear market? Here’s how to handle your portfolio when ‘staying the course’ isn't enough.
December 24, 2018
An All-Too-Common Investment Mistake
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An All-Too-Common Investment Mistake

Investors can get wrapped up in comparing their portfolio's performance to the wrong measures of success, but giving too much weight to arbitrary benc…
December 19, 2018