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Debunking Five Stock Market Myths

David A. Dedman | Posted 09.17.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

There seems to be a believability about all of these stock market myths. That's where things could be dangerous to your financial health. Believing in any one of these could cause your to not reach your financial goals.

Meet the New Wolves of Wall Street

Jesse Felder | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Jesse Felder

Wall Street is in the midst of some pretty massive changes right now. And I'm talking about Wall Street as it relates to Main Street. I'm talking about how individual investors are being courted (hunted) and cared for (killed) by the new wolves of Wall Street.

Another Flash Crash or Market Shutdown?

Michael Farr | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

Technology seems to have solved the trade execution issue, so I don't foresee an overwhelming market shutdown. Fidelity now offers an amazing 1 second trade confirmation guarantee.

Taking Stock: Investors Seem as Interested in Reality as Willy Wonka

David Fagin | Posted 09.11.2014 | Business
David Fagin

Is it just me, or does the stock market seem to be tiptoeing through the tulips while all hell's breaking loose around us?

Loan Me $250,000. Please!

Michael Farr | Posted 09.04.2014 | Money
Michael Farr

I want to buy a house. Would you be willing to loan me $250,000 for 30 years at 4.25 percent? Your answer is crucially important. Before you answer, keep in mind that you will be taxed on the interest you receive.

Invest in the Creative Economy

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Peter A. Georgescu

We're squandering our future obsessing about stock price, hoping that a rising stock market will lift us all out of these doldrums.

A Stock-Market Milestone Is Reached, But Who Cares?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What can be said about a political process which so faithfully executes the wishes of the wealthy and powerful at everyone else's expense? The ever-widening gulf between our two economies reflects a breakdown in our democracy -- or, rather, a corruption of it on behalf of special interests.

Margins Remain Suspicious

Michael Farr | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

So what are the causes for optimism with regard to future earnings power? Well, the most notable are probably the recent sharp decreases in interest rates and gas prices.

Money Mumbo-Jumbo: What's The Difference Between Large and Small Cap Stocks?

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.20.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

If you're scratching your head wondering exactly what it means, you're not alone.

Is It Time for a Correction?

David A. Dedman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

I read that it has been over 1,042 days since we corrected 10 percent or more. Holy crap! That's three years!

The Rebirth of Stakeholder Capitalism?

Robert Reich | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

In retrospect, shareholder capitalism wasn't all it was cracked up to be. Look at the flat or declining wages of most Americans, their growing economic insecurity, and the abandoned communities that litter the nation.

How to Time the Market Like Warren Buffett

Jesse Felder | Posted 08.08.2014 | Money
Jesse Felder

Warren Buffett likes to counsel individual investors to buy-and-hold (specifically, buy an equity index fund and hold it forever). This is a perfect example of "do as I say, not as I do," as Buffett has successfully timed the market for decades.

The Demographic Threat to the Market

Milton Ezrati | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Milton Ezrati

Low birth rates over the last few decades will slow the flow of young people into the workforce just as the retirement of the baby boom and increasing longevity will enlarge the proportion of dependent retirees.

Proof That Sticking With the Plan Works

Terry Savage | Posted 08.04.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

Making an investment plan and sticking to it does work in the long run. And that's good to know as the market regains some of its volatility and makes headlines with daily price moves. You can ignore the most extreme pundits and sleep better if you have the self-discipline to keep investing for the long run.

5 Tips for Avoiding Investment Bubbles

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.04.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Investment bubbles have become a regular part of the landscape in recent years. For investors, that means that avoiding boom-and-bust cycles has become an essential survival skill.

Stock Market Sees Worst 1-Day Drop In Months

AP | Posted 08.03.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February as traders worried about weak corporate earnings and the looming end of econ...

Enough Fed! Give Free Markets a Chance!

Michael Farr | Posted 07.25.2014 | Business
Michael Farr

The widespread expansion of credit to car-buyers, especially to sub-prime borrowers, is beginning to cause some industry observers to cry "bubble." Is this economic progress?

Malaysian Airliner Crash Sends Stocks Tumbling

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2014 | Business

* Malaysian Airliner downed in Ukraine war zone, 295 dead * Morgan Stanley profit more than doubles, beats estimates * M...

The Dow May Be Above 17,000, But Not For Long

Terry Burnham, Ph.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Terry Burnham, Ph.D.

The rise in the stock market has been relentless. We are living through the greatest macroeconomic experiment in the history of the U.S. Never was so much printed and spent by so few. And I continue to believe that the Dow will see 5,000 before it sees 20,000.

3 Reasons Investors Fail and the Solutions

David A. Dedman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

We have all made investments that we'd like to forget about. You know the one. The one that had such great promise only to plummet like a runaway elevator in a horror flick!

Powering the Revival of the Greek Economy

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

New perspectives are opening for Greece as the country slowly emerges from the debt crisis. Last week, after five long years, the Hellenic Capital Ma...

Michael McAuliff

Elizabeth Warren's Trust Question Poses Problem For Wall Street Exec

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It seems like a simple question. With only 15 percent of Americans trusting the stock market and a declining percentage who invest in it...

Why Buy-and-Hold Is Dangerous in Retirement

Brian Schreiner | Posted 09.07.2014 | Money
Brian Schreiner

In today's market conditions, investors should be looking at shorter time frames. They should be shifting their portfolio in and out of markets based on which assets classes offer the best short- and intermediate-term opportunities.

First Half in Review: Melt Up!

Chris Wang | Posted 09.07.2014 | Money
Chris Wang

I've been in the business for almost 17 years now and I can't remember a time when virtually all assets classes went up together. Needless to say these are highly unusual times.

Jack and the Bean Stocks

Robert L. Wolke | Posted 09.06.2014 | Money
Robert L. Wolke

On the way to the market with the cow, Jack met a livestock broker. "Nice little cow you have there," he said. "I can invest it for you and make you rich."