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Articles tagged: Stock Market Fundamentals

a neon green chart represents volatility in the market in this series on 'what is a stock?'

Investing Basics Installment #1: What is Stock? And Should You Buy Some?

What is a stock? For anyone still considering buying we cover stock basics and investment principles in this series on all things equity.

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How Not to Buy Pre-IPO Shares Back Then: What About Today?

It’s A Whole New World We have published a number of articles to help investors understand how to purchase pre-IPO shares and the potential risks and rewards of doing so. The Beginning Our first foray into the area was an article written by Robert Rapp, “A New Private Trading Platform for Restricted Securities: Liquidity for […]

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Woman walks through rainforest in China, winner of the Trump tariffs

What Do Trump Tariffs Mean for the Economy and Investors?

Recently imposed Trump tariffs are expected to negatively affect the economy. What do these tariffs mean, and how will investors be impacted?

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Worried About Stock Market Volatility? Don’t Panic, Say Experts

Stock market volatility and talk of a payroll tax cut have sparked fear of recession. Should you shed shares or keep playing the long game?

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Size Should Not Matter: Exchange Traded Funds Selections

Given the wealth of options, investing decisions can be overwhelming. Narrow the field with your exchange traded funds (ETF) selections and keep it simple.

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When Stocks Decline, Alternative Investments May Help (Part 2)

Diversification is Almost Always a Winning Strategy As noted in “When Stocks Decline, Alternative Investments May Help (Part 1),” the impact of asset allocation on volatility and returns has been widely debated, but a landmark study from the CFA Institute found that between 1974 and 1983, diversifying among a variety of asset classes – and […]

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When Stocks Decline, Alternative Investments May Help (Part 1)

With Bear Market Approaching, Diversification an Attractive Option Someday you may be asked: “Where were you on March 9, 2009?” For market historians, that day marked the bottom of the Great Recession: the S&P 500 had just sunk below 700 for the first time in 13 years. Goldman Sachs warned investors that the S&P could […]

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Three Ways to Drastically Improve Portfolio Performance with Hedge Funds Based on Your Financial Goals

A Primer on Hedge Fund and Portfolio Performance Evaluating hedge fund performance is challenging because it involves many different investment strategies employed by thousands of funds across a global $3.2 trillion industry. While many investors will analyze a previous track record to help determine which funds they should choose, that approach rarely leads to a […]

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