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Before You Invest

With the stock market near its all-time highs, it’s easy to get complacent. There’s a tendency to forget the pain of the last bear market, take on more risk than we should, and minimize the importance of basic financial
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September Sightings

Rising and Falling Uncertainty Worries abound, from Chinese trade wars…to midterm campaign-related uncertainty…. [But] I’ve crunched data since long before PCs arrived, [so I know that] the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has
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Tune Out The Noise and Other Points to Ponder

It’s good for you “Like vegetables, diversification sounds healthy but doesn’t always taste good. With true diversification, there will always be something in your portfolio that stinks.” — Brian Portnoy, from his
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Of Lesser or Greater Interest

Starting next week, Merrill Lynch will "stop sweeping cash from brokerage accounts into money-market funds and instead funnel the money into deposit accounts at a unit of its parent company Bank of America," according to
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Money Roundup: Your Lying Mind, Avoiding Portfolio Ruin, and More

Our latest picks for the best investing and personal finance articles from around the web.
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Longest Bull Market in History?

Today the stock market is being widely celebrated for having set a new record as the longest bull market in history. At 3,453 days old, it officially passes the previous record set by the bull that ran from October 1990 to
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Making Sure Your Online Investment Accounts Are Safe

Identity theft has been a frequently recurring news item in recent years, impacting millions of customers of Target, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Equifax, and many others. Online brokers have not been immune from such
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Money Roundup: Unintended Early Retirement, Kingdom Economics, and More

Here's our latest collection of interesting reads on investing, personal finance, and stewardship.
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Investing in an Over-Extended Bull Market

It's a classic dilemma and one that investors spend a surprisingly large amount of time dealing with: how to invest when the data seem to suggest the market is "late" in a bull market cycle?
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Setting My House in Order

My colleague Matt Bell, with whom I share an office, is a steady advocate for the cause of getting financially organized. I'm not exactly a slouch in that area — I adhere to a well-designed budget, I have automated many of
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