Hurricane Sandy Resources: Stay Safe East Coast
Oct29

Hurricane Sandy Resources: Stay Safe East Coast

As Hurricane Sandy bares down on our friends on the East Coast, the markets remain closed for Tuesday, October 30, 2012. While we wait for the storm to pass, we wanted to provide some useful resources for our readers, and hope that everyone stays safe during this difficult time. New York City has issued this warning: “A mandatory evacuation order is in effect for residents in Zone A areas, the Rockaways, Hamilton Beach, and City...

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Which Presidents Were Best For The Economy?
Oct26

Which Presidents Were Best For The Economy?

Who were the best presidents for the economy? The Motley Fool has published an interesting set of data highlighting various economic variables and the performance of presidents from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama. The data might surprise you. But rather than a way to place undue blame or praise on particular presidents, we think each president should indicate a time period in history and each subsequent loss or gain should be placed...

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DIY Investing Picking Up Momentum [STUDY]
Oct24

DIY Investing Picking Up Momentum [STUDY]

A recent report from Hearts & Wallets, a retirement and savings research firm, found that investors are fleeing full-service financial advisers in droves in favor of self-service brokerages who provide a more DIY approach to investing. Ordinary Americans are frustrated with brokers, financial planners and other advisors because their value proposition is unclear, pricing is opaque, and there is no way to evaluate providers except...

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The Paranormal Activity Effect: Statistical Trick or Investor Treat?
Oct23

The Paranormal Activity Effect: Statistical Trick or Investor Treat?

Halloween marks the start of the holiday season, which means the upcoming release of Paranormal Activity 4 will be released in theaters soon. It also means that consumers will be spending more money for candy, presents, and all manner of food for feasts. According to the National Retail Foundation's 2012 Halloween consumer survey, a record 170 million people plan to celebrate Halloween this year. The NRF study predicts the average...

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Why Richard Simmons Sweats Long-Term Investments
Oct21

Why Richard Simmons Sweats Long-Term Investments

A little bit of Friday Humor to round off your week. We agree that long-term investments aren't the sexiest kind of trading strategy out there, but some men (and women) DON'T want to watch the world burn. They want to retire by 65 and enjoy their later years. But how do you know what strategies are safe and which ones are risky? Many investors believe that during periods of market ups and downs, the safest strategy would be to sell...

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