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Money Roundup: Common Estate Planning Mistakes, Managing The Pain/Gain Investing Tradeoff, and More

This week's picks for the best in personal finance from around the web---a day early this week as we encourage you to focus on more important things on Good Friday. Happy Easter! The 5 biggest estate-planning blunders
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Why Your Actual Returns May Vary

For the past 20 years, a research firm called Dalbar has been comparing mutual fund investors’ actual returns with the returns of the stock market. And for all of those 20 years, it has found that investors underperform
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Done With Your Taxes? Not Quite Yet…

Okay, it's tax day and this is your obligatory tax-related post. But I'll keep it brief. So what's with that catchy post title? The dirty little secret is that while you may have filed your taxes today, you're actually
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The Market’s Randomness Calls for Mechanical, Fact-Based Investing Decision-Making

An article in Matt's Friday roundup caught my eye because it was uncommonly clear headed about the media and the markets. Money manager and investing writer/blogger Barry Ritholtz, in What's Your Stock Market Story?, made
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Money Roundup: The Correct Response to a Market Correction, Why You Need Not Fear a Market Crash, and More

This week's picks for the best in personal finance from around the web. This stock market needs a correction (MarketWatch). Times like these call for expectation management and self-control. In retirement, when do you
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Annual Seasonality - Still Relevant in a DAA World?

The annual seasonality sell signal was triggered earlier this week. For those new to this idea, I'm going to start off with some background about annual seasonality, then turn to the specifics of this particular signal.
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To Navigate Market Volatility, Remember Who You Are

For anyone with money in the market, it would be natural to feel some fear right about now. The market has been slipping, and for well over a year there's been talk of a correction, or worse. It's during times likes these
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Sell Signal in Annual Seasonality Today

First, if the title to this post doesn't mean anything to you, just ignore what follows. It's for a select few. Second, if you've been waiting for MACD to give it's semi-annual signal, today's the day. How do I know this?
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Money Roundup: The Market May Not Be Rigged After All, The Market's ALWAYS Been Rigged, and More

This week's picks for the best in personal finance from around the web. About that rigging claim (Morningstar). Why Morningstar's VP of Research believes Michael's Lewis' claim is "trivial." Investment return from
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Who’s The Biggest Loser In The High-Frequency Trading Drama?

By now, you’ve probably seen the headlines and maybe even read some of the articles about the high-frequency trading controversy. Author Michael Lewis’ new book, “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,” is causing quite a stir,
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