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Finally, on the Brink of Dow 36,000
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Finally, on the Brink of Dow 36,000

The main thrust of our book was that buying and holding a diversified stock portfolio is by far the best strategy.
April 24, 2021
Is the Stock Market Closed on Good Friday and Easter 2021?
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Is the Stock Market Closed on Good Friday and Easter 2021?

While the stock markets get a full day off for Good Friday, bond traders aren't so lucky this year.
April 1, 2021
Are Stocks in a Bubble?
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Are Stocks in a Bubble?

Investors seeing signs of YOLO trading worry that the market is overinflated—and that the bubble is about to pop.
March 23, 2021
Earth-First Funds Are Soaring
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Earth-First Funds Are Soaring

Funds with sustainability in mind are super popular these days; these six are ready to deliver returns.
February 24, 2021
Is the Stock Market Open on Presidents' Day 2021?
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Is the Stock Market Open on Presidents' Day 2021?

If you invest in the stock or bond markets, enjoy your Monday off. The markets will be closed in honor of George Washington's birthday.
February 13, 2021
Unpacking the GameStop Blowup with Kyle Woodley
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Unpacking the GameStop Blowup with Kyle Woodley

Senior investing editor Kyle Woodley breaks down the latest short squeeze and its broader implications. Also, General Motors says it’s going all-elect…
February 9, 2021
Home Buyers Loving the Suburbs Again
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Home Buyers Loving the Suburbs Again

Urban condos found little love as telecommuting home buyers bid up prices far from city centers.
January 27, 2021
The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)
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The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)

Which American presidents oversaw the best stock market performances? Just for grins, let's see what a 'stock market Mount Rushmore' might look like.
January 19, 2021
Is the Stock Market Open on Inauguration Day 2021?
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Is the Stock Market Open on Inauguration Day 2021?

The federal government will enjoy an off day on Inauguration Day, but the stock and bond markets alike will conduct business as usual.
January 19, 2021
Is the Stock Market Closed on MLK Day?
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Is the Stock Market Closed on MLK Day?

Both the stock markets and bond markets will have Monday off as the nation honors civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
January 17, 2021
Is the Stock Market Open on New Year's Eve 2020?
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Is the Stock Market Open on New Year's Eve 2020?

New Year's Day will be a stock market holiday, but investors have a full day of trading to look forward to on New Year's Eve before kissing 2020 goodb…
January 15, 2021
Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2020?
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Is the Stock Market Open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2020?

The stock market will take a pause on Thanksgiving, but investors will need to pay attention for a few hours on Black Friday.
December 21, 2020
Stock Market Today 12/9/20: Stocks Retreat on Stimulus Stalemate
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Stock Market Today 12/9/20: Stocks Retreat on Stimulus Stalemate

Investors rushed out of tech stocks Wednesday as continued gridlock on COVID stimulus measures weighed on Wall Street confidence.
December 10, 2020
Is the Stock Market Open for Christmas Eve in 2020?
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Is the Stock Market Open for Christmas Eve in 2020?

The stock market will open for Christmas Eve, but trading will end early ahead of the full stock market holiday on Christmas Day.
December 6, 2020
Analyst: Housing Market Will Stay Strong in 2021
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Analyst: Housing Market Will Stay Strong in 2021

But the pace of home sales could slow by the end of the year.
November 27, 2020
BCSVX: A Foreign Fund With Flair
Foreign Stocks & Emerging Markets

BCSVX: A Foreign Fund With Flair

Brown Capital Management International Small Company's team of managers identifies exceptional growth companies.
November 24, 2020
Growing the Family Business
Business Costs & Regulation

Growing the Family Business

This Alabama farmer navigates the uncertainties of tariffs, COVID and unpredictable weather.
November 24, 2020
Certainty Is a Blessing
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Certainty Is a Blessing

The uncertainty leading up to the election was disquieting for an anxious nation, and it put our staff in limbo, too.
November 18, 2020
Is the Stock Market Open on Veterans Day 2020?
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Is the Stock Market Open on Veterans Day 2020?

If you want to trade on the stock market this Veterans Day, you can. Just don't try to trade bonds, or go to the bank or post office.
November 11, 2020
Is the Stock Market Open on Election Day 2020?
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Is the Stock Market Open on Election Day 2020?

While Wall Street will certainly play second fiddle to the voting booth Tuesday, Election Day is not a holiday, for the stock market and for most Amer…
November 2, 2020
The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)
Markets

The Best and Worst Presidents (According to the Stock Market)

Which American presidents oversaw the best stock market performances? Just for grins, let's see what a 'stock market Mount Rushmore' might look like.
October 26, 2020
Stock Market Today 10/23: Stimulus Stalemate Stalls Stocks
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Stock Market Today 10/23: Stimulus Stalemate Stalls Stocks

Gridlock in D.C. and underwhelming earnings reports from a couple of Dow stocks split the major indexes.
October 23, 2020
Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Delivers the Cash
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Vanguard High-Yield Corporate Delivers the Cash

It favors the highest-quality junk bonds, which fared much better over the past year than lower-quality debt.
October 21, 2020
Our ESG Pick Rocks: MSCI USA ESG Select
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Our ESG Pick Rocks: MSCI USA ESG Select

This member of the Kiplinger ETF 20 held up better than the broad market during the recent bear-market sell-off, and the fund has rebounded faster, to…
October 20, 2020
Keeping an Eye on Future Returns
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Keeping an Eye on Future Returns

Here’s what experts see ahead—and way ahead—for the performance of stocks and bonds.
October 19, 2020
Is the Stock Market Closed on Labor Day?
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Is the Stock Market Closed on Labor Day?

The good news: Stock markets and bond markets alike get the day off for Labor Day. But traders don't get an early start to the weekend.
October 12, 2020