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  1. Unemployment and Economic Growth: Okun's Law

    Unemployment and economic growth? Okun has a law for that.
  2. Chart of the Week: The Investing Implications Beyond Brexit

    Chief Investment Strategist Richard Turnill explains the economic landscape we now expect post-Brexit and how we have updated ...
  3. 10 Signs You Are Not OK to Retire

    Carrying a lot of debt? Haven’t yet figured out a long-term financial plan? These are just two of the reasons you shouldn’t ...
  4. Millennials: Manage Your Own Portfolio With ETFs

    Learn how robo-advisors such as Wealthfront and Betterment help millennials take control of their own portfolios with ETF ...
  5. Why are Investors Refusing to Let Go of Their Safety Blanket?

    Russ describes why the “risk “off” assets are thriving despite the “risk on” post Brexit vote.
  6. Why Saving 10% Won't Get You Through Retirement

    Retirement experts often tout the 10% rule: To have a good retirement, you must save 10% of your income. The truth is, most ...
  7. How to Talk Fees with Clients

    Talking about fees with clients is not always a fun discussion. Here's the best way to go about it.
  8. 9 States Where You'll Pay the Most in Taxes

    Which state you live in can mean thousands of dollars saved or lost in taxes each year. Here's a list of states to avoid ...
  9. How the Same Sex Marriage Decision Changed Things

    Here's how the financial lives of LGBT couples have been greatly simplified since the legalization of same-sex marriage.
  10. What to Learn from Millennials’ Distrust of Banks

    An examination of why Millennials distrust traditional financial services firms can help financial advisors adapt their ways ...
  11. How to Find a Financial Advisor You Can Trust

    Finding a financial advisor you can trust requires serious due diligence. You need to feel secure about the professional ...
  12. FBALX: Fidelity's Fund Investing in 60% Stocks and 40% Bonds

    Learn about the Fidelity Balanced Fund and its investment strategy, portfolio composition, management, performance and investment ...
  13. FLPSX: Fidelity's Fund for Small & Mid Sized Companies

    Discover the seasonal performance trends for the Fidelity Low-Priced Stock Fund, and learn which months have been the best ...
  14. DODGX: Mutual Fund That Seeks Long Term Principal and Income

    Review a volatility and modern portfolio theory statistics case study of the Dodge & Cox Stock Fund, and consider whether ...
  15. ANCFX: Top 3 Holdings Analysis of Growth and Income Funds

    Learn about the American Funds Fundamental Investors portfolio, a mutual fund which has a solid track record of above-average ...
  16. It's All Related: Interest, Mortgages, the Economy

    The article looks into the relationship between the economy, interest rates and mortgage rates.
  17. KGIAX, GGECX: 3 Global Equity Mutual Funds to Avoid

    Discover how global stocks have performed in early 2016, where global stocks could be going and three global equity mutual ...
  18. When Spouses Die, Who Gets Their Retirement Funds?

    You don't automatically get your spouse's IRA, 401(k) and other accounts when he or she dies. Here's how to plan so the right ...
  19. Build Your Wealth Like a Serial Entrepreneur

    Investing wisely is one way to build wealth, but serial entrepreneurs are rethinking the way they build their portfolios. ...
  20. Money Market Case Study: Breaking the Buck

    Discover when money market funds have broken the buck and lost money, and why it is less likely to ever happen again.
  21. ARTIX: Artisan's International Stocks Mutual Fund

    Learn about the top five equity holdings of the Artisan International Fund, an actively managed equity fund from boutique ...
  22. Corporate Bond Basics: Learn to Invest

    Understand the basics of corporate bonds to increase your chances of positive returns.
  23. How to Make the Fiduciary Standard Work for You

    This is how you can tell if your financial planner genuinely has your best interests at heart.
  24. Why the Purchasing Managers' Index Matters

    The Purchasing Managers' Index is a telling sign of the U.S. economy. But what is it?
  25. 5 Easiest Countries to get Citizenship to Retire

    Discover five of the countries that make it easiest for you to obtain citizenship and a second passport through residency, ...
  26. FBALX: Fidelity's Fund Investing in Stocks and Bonds

    Review the returns of the Fidelity Balanced Fund since 2012, as well as the consistent seasonality patterns that generate ...
  27. 5 Risky Energy Stocks (FCX,APC,RIG,HFC,PBR)

    These stocks might continue to rally, but they come with high risk.
  28. 10 Most Traded ETFs Following Financial Indexes (XLF, KRE)

    Learn about the 10 most actively traded ETFs from the financial sector, and discover how many shares these funds trade on ...
  29. 5 Stocks Being Unfairly Punished (NFLX,SFM,KR)

    While these stocks are currently moving lower, their underlying businesses remain strong.
  30. XLK, VITAX: Technology ETF vs. Mutual Fund Case Study

    Read an in-depth comparison of a widely held technology sector ETF versus a popular technology sector mutual fund, and see ...
  31. The Gold Standard Revisited

    Think the value of gold is unshakable? Read this chronicle of its rise and fall.
  32. Top 4 Mutual Funds With Exposure to India

    Discover four mutual funds that invest in India and how these emerging market portfolios are poised to take advantage of ...
  33. How Much Disaster Can Gold Hedge?

    Gold holds up well in the face of fear, but offers little in times of true collapse.
  34. How and Why Our Investing Habits Matter

    Habits are not created or broken in a day, but through consistent choices we can develop healthy habits that will aid us ...
  35. The Risks of Exchange-Traded Notes

    Learn exactly what the principal advantages and risks, such as tax advantages and credit risk, for investors considering ...
  36. Top 5 Shopping Apps of 2016

    Explore Goldman Sachs' list of the five best shopping apps and the basis for its call for $50 billion in sales to shift to ...
  37. Quantitative Easing: Does It Work?

    This controversial monetary policy has been used by some of the world's most powerful economies. But does it work?
  38. Why the Financial Industry is Still Broken

    Most financial professionals are good people, but the U.S. financial system is set up in a way that doesn’t typically place ...
  39. Can I Retire Yet?

    Being able to retire depends on many variables as well as the spending and saving choices you make leading up to and once ...
  40. What Causes A Currency Crisis?

    Find out what can cause a currency to collapse and what central banks can do to help.
  41. The History Of Money: Currency Wars

    Find out how conflicts have changed the role money plays in our lives.
  42. Gold: The Other Currency

    Throughout history, gold has held its value against paper currencies. Learn how it can help offset market risks.
  43. ABLE Accounts: An Overview

    ABLE accounts provide a new opportunity for clients and advisors to help those with special needs. Here’s what you need to ...
  44. 5 Areas Advisors Should Watch Post-Brexit

    These are the five areas advisors need to watch post-Brexit in order to protect clients.
  45. LinkedIn: How Advisors Can Use It to Grow

    Here are some best practices on how financial advisors can leverage LinkedIn to connect with more potential clients.
  46. Wealthy Clients: How Advisors Can Nab More of Them

    Wealth management firms still only manage a minority of the assets of high net worth individuals. Here are some insights ...
  47. The Real Danger of Brexit

    The coverage of Brexit has missed the real story: widespread, underlying economic despair reminiscent of what produced two ...
  48. 6 Iconic Restaurant Chains That No Longer Exist

    Here is a list of the top 6 restaurant chains that once spotted the United States with multiple locations, but which today ...
  49. FSPHX: Top Holdings of Health Care & Medicine Mutual Fund

    Learn about the top five holdings in the four-star rated Fidelity Select Health Care fund, managed by top portfolio manager, ...
  50. AMCPX: Mutual Fund Committed to Growth Companies of Any Size

    Discover the American Funds AMCAP Fund, a large-cap growth fund that seeks stocks with attractive valuations and long-term ...
  51. Top 3 Mutual Fund Holders of Chevron Corp (CVX, VTSMX)

    Discover the top three largest mutual fund holders of Chevron shares, and determine if their investment strategies can improve ...
  52. FKINX: Flagship Mutual Fund From Franklin Templeton

    Learn about the Franklin Income Fund Class A mutual fund and its legacy since inception in 1948, and review the income fund's ...
  53. 3 Mutual Funds From Pzena for Retail Investors

    Find more out about Pzena Investment Management's new rollout of a series of mid-cap value funds for retail investors.
  54. British Real Estate Funds Drop Like Dominoes

    Since the Brexit, U.K.-based commercial real estate funds have been hammered, losing value as investors scramble to pull ...
  55. FSPHX: Fidelity’s Mutual Fund for Health Care or Medicine

    Analyze the risk metrics of FSPHX. Find out what beta, standard deviation and R-squared imply about volatility and market ...
  56. IEFCX: 3 Oil-Heavy Mutual Funds to Avoid

    Discover three oil-heavy mutual funds investors should avoid, and learn why these funds have poor risk-reward profiles and ...
  57. 3 Potential Synergies In Microsoft's Purchase of LinkedIn (MSFT, LNKD)

    Discover AllianceBernstein's take on the acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, as well as the synergies that are likely to ...
  58. CVGRX, GSCGX: 3 U.S. Large-Cap Value Mutual Funds to Avoid

    Learn about three mutual funds with high expense ratios and risk-adjusted returns that have not historically met investors' ...
  59. Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Goldman Sachs (GS)

    Discover the four largest mutual fund holders of Goldman Sachs shares and learn how their investment portfolios could help ...
  60. How Interest Rates Affect The Stock Market

    Whether you're buying lunch, a home or a stock, you're influenced by interest rates.
  61. Why Women Financial Advisors Earn Less Than Men

    Female financial advisors earn just 61.3% of what male advisors make. Why is the gap so great, and what can be done about ...
  62. WBMBX,SMBCX: 3 Municipal Bond Mutual Funds to Avoid

    Discover three municipal bond mutual funds to avoid in 2016, and explore the holdings, risk/reward metrics and ratings that ...
  63. GLW: Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Corning Inc

    Discover Corning's four largest mutual fund investors, and learn which actively managed fund has been accumulating the most ...
  64. How Much Influence Does The Fed Have?

    Find out how current financial policies may affect your portfolio's future returns.
  65. 3 Equity-Indexed Annuities: A Comparison

    Equity-indexed annuities have a good reputation as a savings plan among conservative investors, but a closer look at three ...
  66. How the Federal Reserve Affects Your Mortgage

    The Federal Reserve can impact the cost of funds for banks and consequently for mortgage borrowers when maintaining economic ...
  67. 5 Iconic Airlines That No Longer Exist

    Learn the stories behind the disappearance of a number of formerly iconic airlines that no longer exist following financial ...
  68. HSA vs. FSA: Navigating the Alphabet Soup

    HSA vs. FSA: Here's a cursory view of these two types of workplace savings accounts to help you make the proper decision ...
  69. Should You Borrow From Your Retirement Plan?

    It makes sense to dip into your savings in some cases, but you must be aware of the potential consequences.
  70. Portfolio Returns: What's Reasonable to Expect?

    You need to know what to expect when you decide to invest, which will help you weather temporary declines.
  71. How To Avoid Emotional Investing

    Most investors buy high and sell low, but you can avoid this trap by using some simple strategies.
  72. Tesla's Got the Keys: A History of Its Success

    Tesla’s cars have catapulted the company into the spotlight as one of the few successful independent automakers.
  73. The Hidden Costs Of Home Ownership

    Mortgage lenders don't factor the extra costs into your loan amount. Make sure you save for the "little" things.
  74. Top 5 Gold Mining Stocks (ABX,NEM,AEM,GOLD,KGC)

    These five gold mining stocks have been performing well. Here's how they look on a fundamental basis.
  75. MCGFX: Aston/Montag & Caldwell's Highest Performing Mutual Fund

    Get an in-depth review of Aston Asset Management's best-performing mutual fund since inception, the ASTON/Montag & Caldwell ...
  76. Is Jessica Alba’s Company Worth $1B?

    As Jessica Alba is contemplating an exit strategy, which public companies may be the most likely suitors for The Honest Company, ...
  77. 10 Small-Cap Stocks With Growth Potential (HMSY)

    These 10 small-cap stocks have potential for growth.
  78. Instituting Investing Rules: Brexit Lessons

    In the aftermath of Brexit, it is important to have investing rules that you stick to hard and fast.
  79. ACAAX, BOPBX: 3 Expensive U.S. Large-Cap Mutual Funds

    Discover three large-cap mutual funds that merit a position in your portfolio despite having sales charges and high expense ...
  80. The 4 Largest Gold ETFs

    Learn what is behind rising gold prices, and discover the top four exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that can be used to gain ...
  81. Why Gold Matters

    Gold is a very useful investment during periods of instability and high inflation.
  82. Understanding The Treasury Yield Curve Rates

    Treasury yield curves are a leading indicator for the future state of the economy and interest rates.
  83. Understanding Bond Prices and Yields

    Understanding this relationship can help an investor in any market.
  84. Financial Planning Tips for Infertility Treatments

    Infertility treatments can help couples realize their dreams—at a cost. Luckily, these five tips may reduce the price tag ...
  85. This Is How Retirees Live on $1 Million Dollars

    Learn how to use various strategies, including immediate annuities and traditional portfolio investing, to make $1 million ...
  86. How To Maximize Your Retirement Income

    Make sure you're maximizing your retirement savings with these strategies for those golden years ahead.
  87. Which Companies Will Thrive on the Yuan

    Explore the debate on whether a fed rate hike or the exchange rate of the Chinese yuan is more important, including their ...
  88. Cash Advances: the Good and the Bad

    Understand who benefits most from cash advances – and when it might make sense to get one.
  89. Unearth Profits In Oil Exploration And Production

    Drill down into financial statements to tap into the right companies and let returns flow.
  90. Oil And Gas Industry Primer

    Before jumping into this hot sector, learn how these companies make their money.
  91. Yes, You Can Make Money on Your Home Equity

    While it is not without risk, it is possible to use the equity in your home, especially if the mortgage is paid off, to invest ...
  92. 3 Dividend-Paying Equity Mutual Funds Focusing on Japan

    Discover three of the highest dividend-paying equity mutual funds that focus on the Japanese markets, and learn about some ...
  93. 3 Expensive Small Cap Mutual Funds That Are Underperforming

    Learn about the volatile start to 2016 that U.S. small-cap stocks have faced, how value has outpaced growth, and three small-cap ...
  94. TFSIX: 3 Global Financials Mutual Funds That Pay Dividends

    Explore the financial sector, and learn about three of the highest dividend-paying global financials mutual funds available ...
  95. BISAX, AFGGX: 3 Expensive International Mutual Funds Worth Your While

    Learn about three expensive international mutual funds. These funds have features that may be attractive to you, such as ...
  96. CWGIX: Mutual Fund for Long Term Growth With Current Income

    Discover which companies comprise the top five holdings of the American Funds Capital World Growth and Income A Fund, and ...
  97. PTTRX: PIMCO’s Mutual Fund for Investment Grade Bonds

    Explore the complicated and often arcane makeup of the PIMCO Total Return Fund, and identify the fund's management style ...
  98. The Best Alternatives to Payday Loans

    If you are short on cash a week or more before your next paycheck, you may consider taking out a so-called payday loan. There ...
  99. ADBE: Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Adobe Systems

    Discover the five biggest mutual fund investors in Adobe Systems, which three are actively managed and which one is buying ...
  100. AIVSX: One of the Oldest U.S. Mutual Funds

    Discover the year-over-year portfolio trends in the American Funds Investment Company of America and learn if the 82-year-old ...
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