Weighing the Week Ahead: What Determines the Agenda for Investment News?

The economic calendar is one of the lightest, and a long holiday weekend impends. How will this news vacuum be filled? Probably with celebrity news, following the latest tweets, analyzing any new Democrats running for President, and interviews with B-level guests. Rather than guessing which of these will dominate – an exercise in futility – […]

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Understanding Risk: The Role of Bonds

What is the most important decision for the long-term investor? This is actually an easy question, but most investors get it wrong. You need to choose the right level of risk! Here are the key facts: Even in the best market years there is often a serious "correction" during the year.  Since 1980, the average […]

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