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Aerospace, Defense Sectors: Gathering Steam From Trump Budget?

With every new White House, there are new policies and priorities. President Trump laid out his budget proposal last week, which outlined a strong increase to the nation's defense and military spending. While the final budget may not become reality in this exact form, the spending priorities of the new administration have become more clear, with a proposed ...

March 20, 2017

Goal Planning: It's Personal ... and Financial

An old song says you can’t have love without marriage and vice versa. There’s a corollary when it comes to investing: Personal goals and financial goals, like ...

March 16, 2017

Clocking In and Out: Trying to Time the Market? There May Be Ways

Who says you can’t time the market? Actually, a lot of people, including experienced financial advisors. “Timing the market is very difficult. Everyone can get lucky ...

March 15, 2017

International Consumer Staples: Local, Global and Points In-Between

How might the global political landscape affect the consumer staples sector and ETFs that concentrate on the sector? For a sector with which most of us ...

March 13, 2017

Robo Advisors: The Future of Finance

With technology increasingly seeping into every aspect of our day-to-day lives, it should come as no surprise that it is also playing an increasingly greater ...

March 13, 2017

Make the Most of Your Tax Refund with These 5 Tips

Are you expecting to get a tax refund this year? According to a March 2017 Investor Pulse Survey conducted on behalf of TD Ameritrade, 58% of ...

March 13, 2017

IRA Oops Moment: Crunch Your Net Income Attributable

If you find yourself needing to remove part or all of an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) contribution to avoid a tax penalty, there is a way. As we learned in ...

March 9, 2017

Big Purchase on the Horizon? Think Short-Term

Whether you’re a young investor starting out, or a more seasoned investor saving for the kids' college or your own retirement, it’s important to understand how ...

March 8, 2017

Just Add Water? Investing in Growth Funds for Risk and Reward

A well-balanced investment portfolio is diversified across various asset classes, and many investment consultants recommend placing a considerable chunk of that ...

March 8, 2017

Caution to the Wind…and Solar, Hydro and Geothermal?

If you’re like many investors, you’re on the lookout for that “next big thing.” And if you’re also concerned about the environment and have an interest in responsible ...

March 8, 2017

How Rising Interest Rates Could Impact Markets

If there’s one thing the markets have taught us over the years it’s to expect the unexpected. That’s certainly been the case lately with the potential market impacts...

March 8, 2017

Portfolio Planning Ideas to Achieve Your Goals as Interest Rates Rise

It has certainly been an unpredictable year and the markets have been no exception. After almost a decade of record low interest rates, it looks like rates could...

March 6, 2017

Investor Movement Index (IMX) for February 2017

The rally train rolled throughout February and retail traders stayed on board for the ride, increasing their equities exposure to a new all-time high.

March 2, 2017

Searching for Growth Investment Stocks? Try Looking Large!

When we think of growth stocks, we often think small-caps—early-stage companies that are small, nimble, and cutting edge. But many large-cap stocks and sectors ...

March 1, 2017

5 Key Takeaways from Warren Buffett's Annual Letter

News flash: Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) CEO Warren Buffett is considered by many to be the ultimate long-term investor. But that doesn't mean he'll...

February 28, 2017

IRA Contribution Oops Moment? Here's Your Penalty Fix

Congratulations! You’re a conscientious saver with an eye on a comfortable retirement, and you regularly maximize your annual Individual Retirement Account...

February 27, 2017

How Parents of Elite Athletes Can Help Fund Their Child’s Dreams

It’s no secret that parenting today is much different than it was a generation ago. Today’s youth are always on the go. While parents may have ...

February 23, 2017

The Fed: Consider The Forest, Not Just the Trees

Legendary 1930s technical analyst Edson Gould developed the "Three Steps and a Stumble" rule which suggested when the Fed hikes rates three times...