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Why Bonds Are More Important to Your Financial...

Remember the cardinal rule of bonds: When interest rates fall, bond prices rise, and when interest rates rise, bond prices fall. As we've seen lately, stocks are more likely to grab the headlines, but over time...

Stocks Warren Buffett Is Buying and Selling Now

When it comes to the stock market's so-called "smart money," Warren Buffett is arguably still king of the hill. Even at 87 years of age, the Oracle of Omaha remains involved with the stock-picking done by his...

Get Your Portfolio Ready for Volatility - And...

The dramatic rise in volatility in February and swift 10% correction in stock prices caught many investors flat-footed. After all, the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index went more than a year without a 5%...

How Hidden Commissions Can Damage REITs and DSTs

Over the past few years, the financial services industry has come under criticism regarding fees charged, hidden fees, commissions, 12b-1 fees, and a host of other reductions in the value of their client...

8 Ways to Invest in Blockchain Without Buying...

Bitcoin, for better or worse, has been all the rage of late. Its breakneck 1,850% run in 2017 put the cryptocurrency on the map. In 2018, however, Bitcoin prices have been all over that map - dishing out anguish...

Did Volatility ETFs Drive the Market's Selloff?

Rising U.S. Treasury yields were widely cited as the spark that ignited early February's sharp selloff in stocks. But the real damage, in my view, was caused by a handful of arcane exchange-traded funds and other...

15 Industrial Stocks That Can Manufacture...

Leave it to television-star-turned-President Donald Trump to time the unveiling of a massive infrastructure spending plan for maximum effect. The stock market is on its heels, having fallen more than 11% from its...

10 Housing REITs to Buy for the Rise of Renters

The number of Americans who prefer renting to home ownership is rapidly rising. According to analysis by Pew Research Center, renter households currently represent nearly 37% of all American households - the...

Volatile Stock Market's 10% Correction Stokes...

The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 1,000 points twice this week. More significantly, the Dow and Standard & Poor's 500-stock index have now each lost more than 10% from their all-time highs set...

Marijuana Stocks: Headed Higher?

The Green Rush may be upon us. Cannabis investment research firm ArcView estimates that legal North American marijuana sales hit more than $8 billion in 2017, up 22% from the year before. What's more, the firm...

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Basics of Money

Join the Race to $1-Trillion Stocks

It may be a matter of months, or more likely a few years, but sometime soon a U.S. company will breach...

New Ways to Prove Your I.D.

The days of PINs and passwords are numbered as more companies embrace futuristic identification...

Miles or Cash Back: Which Is the Better...

Ever wonder whether an air-miles rewards card or a cash-back card offers the better deal? Now,...

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