Market Update – 1/26/16

Worried investors are currently controlling U.S. stock markets, despite abounding good financial news. That's because when investors sell stocks--most typically via 401k mutual fund exchanges into money market funds and bond funds--portfolio managers need to liquidate stocks to cover the outflows. However, the managers...
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American Consumers are Spent

After years of buying gadgets, cars and whole wardrobes on credit, the gravy train has stopped. Not only has it stopped, it's derailed and is hurtling off of a cliff. Many people have locked up their purses and wallets, cut up their credit and...
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A Change in Energy Policy

Whether or not you agree with the outcome of Tuesday's presidential election, there's one pledge that President-elect Barack Obama made that will benefit all of us, as citizens and investors--his energy plan. For too long, we've had administration after administration that failed to the...
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How Much Do We Owe?!

To the next president, I would say this: Get the financial system back on track by setting an example for the American people. Instead of spending more than you have, live within your means, save money for a rainy day and invest in future...
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A Big Beneficiary of Falling Fuel Prices

Admittedly, the list of good-looking stocks is extremely small these days; that's how it is at market bottoms. But the few stocks that do reveal strong investor support are worth following closely--particularly if they have great growth stories--because they're the stocks most likely lead...
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Kids and the Economic Crisis

Many people in their early 20s or under were too young (or not even born yet) to remember any economic problems from the last couple of decades. They've grown up in the recent boom times and are having difficultly adjusting to a more way...
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