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Ignore Bad Advice About Declining Stock Prices

  • October 27th, 2014

Last week was the worst week for the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ since May 2012. The S&P 500 index dropped 3.1 percent on the week to 1,906.13 and the NASDAQ fell 2.3 percent to 4,276.24. Not surprisingly, the market’s volatility and rapid decline brought out the worst in the financial media. The amount of…

Should you stay invested in the short term while waiting for interest rates to rise?

  • October 27th, 2014

Q: Should you stay invested in the short term while waiting for interest rates to rise? A: First, other than very short-term interest rates that are heavily influenced by the Federal Reserve, it’s difficult to predict changes in interest rates. Second, to determine whether a short-term fixed income approach will be superior to an intermediate-term…

The Importance of Ignoring the Noise of the Market

  • October 27th, 2014

Last week was uncomfortable for market watchers. The Dow dropped more than 200 points one day and surged more than 200 the next. Both moves were attributed to small, seemingly random things. The International Monetary Fund cut its global forecast, and the Federal Reserve released its meeting minutes. I’ll leave it to you to figure…

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