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Help Mitigate Loss with a Diversified Portfolio

Many people watch the news every night and look at how the Dow and the S&P 500 ended that day. They see it up or down and think their portfolio should be the same. Simply put, in most cases that is not the case...

20 Expert Stock Market Outlooks for 2019

Wall Street's analysts and market experts have scores of unique investing ideas and perspectives as we begin the new year. But one common thought across dozens of 2019 market outlooks: Nothing will come easy for...

9 Best Dow Jones Dividend Growth Stocks

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is one of the oldest and hallowed stock market indices in the world. Created in 1896, the Dow consists of 30 large-cap American companies, many of which pay dividends. While many...

Technology Stocks: Should You Bail?

If you're starting to suspect that intermittent meltdowns are an inĀ­escapable feature of investing in technology stocks, you're correct. The tech rout that began in August 2018 is just the most recent example....

When It Makes Sense to Buy the Dip

Around the beginning of 2018, the volatility of the stock market suddenly picked up. It was a worrying development for most investors, who prefer a smooth ride to a turbulent one. But volatility is a necessary...

Lower Your Expectations for Returns Over the...

Most financial pundits will tell you that the average annual return from large-company stocks since 1926 is 10.1%. If your investment horizon is a very long way off, you may well get that much. Over any given...

Reefer Madness: Cannabis Stocks Draw In Investors

Call it the green rush. Or the green wave. Either way, the movement toward legalized marijuana use in North America is gaining ground. November's midterm elections saw Missouri and Utah join 31 other U.S. states...

Falling Stocks Can Ding the Economy

A stock market drop is painful for investors, but the aftereffects can be a punch in the gut for the economy overall. A key risk to economic growth in 2019 is that a falling stock market could cause people to...

Vetting a Broker Is Harder Than It Looks

We spoke with Colleen Honigsberg, an assistant professor at Stanford Law School, where she studies corporate and securities law. Here are excerpts from our interview.Many investors use BrokerCheck.finra.org, a...

Jeffrey Gundlach: The Bond Fund Rock Star

When Jeffrey Gundlach talks, people listen. The colorful and dynamic fund manager isn't a household name, but to the cognoscenti of the fixed-income world his word is gold, and they tune in to his regular...

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