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Long Term Average Returns: Lessons from the Past

Since 1926, the average annual return on large-cap stocks has been 9.62%. This means you can bank on an average return for stocks of about 10% per year over the long term, right? Well, yes and no.
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When to Sell

It’s easy to buy a stock.  You can listen to a hot tip, do some research, be persuaded by a broker or even throw a dart at the stock tables in the newspaper.  But how do you know when to sell? Selling
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Market Noise

I was looking at the stock market opinion and analysis website called Seeking Alpha the other day and these were the two most popular articles: The Market Bubble is About to Pop Why This Rally Will
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Investment Manager Selection Criteria

Over the years of working with different types of clients, I’ve realized that they all want to work with an advisor who possesses certain qualities.   The following criteria are the qualities that a
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Managing Investment Risk

Life is full of risks.  Some risks like having surgery or driving on the highway are unavoidable.  But even though some risks cannot be avoided, they can be greatly reduced by eliminating the
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Dividend Paying Companies: Good For Growth Investors Too?

As we get on in life, we become a bit more concerned about protecting what we’ve worked so hard to save. After all, the older we get, the less chance we have of earning back our nest egg if we gamble
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Keeping More of Your Money

In the current weak economy, or even when the economy gets stronger, are you getting angry when your credit card bank stings you the interest charge, plus an extra $30 to $45, even when you are one
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Tips for Reviewing New or Current Financial Advisors

With the economy still a way off from returning to consistent positive growth, the last things we need are headlines about honest investors losing what’s left of their money to crooked financial
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