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December 7, 2016

Hitting A Flat Note: Stocks Little Changed After Tuesday’s Record DJIA High

A holiday mood seems to be settling into the markets, with low volatility and another flat open Wednesday amid little news of note.

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Getting Yourself and Your Portfolio Ready for Winter

The end of the year is approaching, and that means pulling out sweaters, boots, and maybe some skis or snowmobiles. Once you're clad in all your finest ...

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December 7, 2016

’Tis the Season to Be Careful: Trading in Holiday Markets

It’s late December, and you’ve taken the last two weeks of the year off. The kids are visiting friends, your spouse is out doing some shopping, and you’re home alone ...

Trading
December 7, 2016

Will The OPEC Deal Really Matter For The Global Market?

The crude oil market turned sharply higher last week. In case you missed it, the big news was that OPEC finally delivered on months of talk and delivered a deal for a ...

Retirement
December 6, 2016

Retirees and Fixed Income: Rethinking Interest Rates—Again

For those in or near retirement who traditionally allocate a portion of their portfolio to fixed income: bonds, bond funds, money market accounts, certificates of deposit...

Investing
December 6, 2016

Federal Reserve: Rising Interest Rates and Market Impact

A lot has changed since the Fed’s solo interest rate hike last December. The US election results are in and Republicans have control of the Legislative and...

Investing
December 6, 2016

Portfolio Planning: How to Prepare for Rising Rates

After a lot of see-sawing over the past year, the Fed looks poised to once again raise interest rates in its upcoming December meeting. The markets are almost...

Investing
December 5, 2016

Investor Movement Index (IMX) for November 2016

Declining to play follow-the-leader in a rallying market, retail traders pulled back their exposure to stocks last month for the first time since July.

Trading
December 5, 2016

Holiday Shopping and Retail Sector Impact

The stock market seems to be in a bullish mood as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) surged to record highs in the weeks since the election ended...

Investing
December 2, 2016

A Client’s Best Interest: What to Know About the New Department of Labor Rule

Starting next April, it should become official: When providing investment advice for a fee or other compensation to ...

Money & Culture
December 2, 2016

Auto Sales Have Been Fishtailing. Will They Spin Out or Straighten?

After six strong years of sales, U.S. auto sales have been slipping, and this may be the first year the industry doesn’t set a consecutive record. In early November ...

Trading
December 1, 2016

The On/Off Ramp, Pt 2: Navigating the Holding Period

Now that you have your trade on, what’s next? Start sweating? Log in and stare at the screen for hours at a time? Let’s hope not. Rather, consider these ideas ...