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Is Passive Investing 'Worse Than Marxism'?

Passive investing is taking over the world. Okay, that's an exaggeration, but investment researchers at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. say that nearly half of equity assets in the United States are passively managed,...

10 Dividends That Are Slowing to a Screeching Halt

Like clockwork, a core appeal of dividend growth investing is receiving steadily higher payouts each and every year. Rising income can help retirees combat cost-of-living increases, or higher dividends can be...

7 Reasons Why a U.S.-China Trade War Is Unlikely

Instead of worrying each time fears about U.S.-China "trade wars" crop up, keep your wits about you and take advantage of the buying opportunities that the miniature panic-attack presents.Because it's very...

10 Stocks to Buy on Any Trade War Dip

How do you know in advance which stocks to watch for potential buyable declines sparked by fears about a China trade war? For one, look for the ones that have a lot of sales in China. Several tech companies fit...

My Search for a Financial Adviser

My wife and I live in a 1,000-square-foot house in Washington, D.C. That's no typo. The house is tiny. We've thought about buying a bigger place, but we love our neighbors, the Metro is a 10-minute walk away, and...

How to Make Market Volatility Work for You

There are more certainties in life than just death and taxes. For instance: If you invest money in the stock market, you certainly will face market volatility now and then.Periods of high volatility are normal....

Balanced Funds Help Investors Weather Stormy...

If the prospect of a decline in the stock market keeps you up at night, owning a "balanced" mutual fund that splits assets between stocks and bonds may help you get more shut-eye. These funds can't keep up with...

30 Blue-Chip Stocks With the Best Analyst Ratings

Volatile markets might keep you up at night, but long-term investors would do well to remember that they're also a chance to get high-quality stocks at bargain prices. Hey, any time blue-chip stocks go on sale,...

The Best Financial-Planning Options for...

To help you decide what kind of financial advice is best for you, see if your situation is similar to this hypothetical client: Kiplinger's Guideto the Financial Pro Marketplace Find the Right Financial Advice...

What You Must Know About the Fiduciary Rule

The Department of Labor's fiduciary rule sounds straightforward enough: It requires financial professionals who give advice about retirement accounts to put their clients' interests ahead of their own. But...

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Basics of Money

Join the Race to $1-Trillion Stocks

It may be a matter of months, or more likely a few years, but sometime soon a U.S. company will breach...

New Ways to Prove Your I.D.

The days of PINs and passwords are numbered as more companies embrace futuristic identification...

Miles or Cash Back: Which Is the Better...

Ever wonder whether an air-miles rewards card or a cash-back card offers the better deal? Now,...

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