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The 5 Best Stock Funds for Retirement Savers...

I have nothing against index funds. In fact, I own them for virtually all my clients, as well as for myself. But I strongly disagree with investors who argue that index funds are the only sensible way to invest...

12 Best Aggressive Funds for a Bull Market in 2019

The stock market suffered two massive bouts of selling and volatility in 2018. The Nasdaq fell into correction mode, and most of the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index's components slipped into either a correction...

5 Bargain Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

'Tis the season to go bargain hunting for stocks. It might not feel like it, what with the Dow Jones Industrial Average having kicked off December by shedding nearly 1,200 points, but now is the time to do some...

What to Do (and Not Do) When the Market Drops

It's been a long time since we ended a year with U.S. stock market being down. However, the longest bull market in U.S. history, which started on March 9, 2009, could finally be coming to an end. SEE ALSO: A...

Don't Settle for Anything Less Than True...

Diversification is a big word, but it can be simply defined: Don't put all your eggs in one basket. SEE ALSO: Is the Stock Market More Volatile Now Than Ever Before? That sounds easy enough to understand and...

12 Stocks You Should Never Sell

Hopping in and out of stocks tends to do more harm than good to your portfolio. Fortunately, most of the time, investors are content to sit back and let time do the heavy lifting. Every now and then, however, an...

5 Tips for Investors to Weather Today's...

As the U.S. equity market continues a string of volatile days in December, it's normal for people to wonder if their investments are well positioned. As of Dec. 10, the Standard & Poor's 500 index had declined 8%...

The 5 Best Investments You Can Make in 2019

Everyone is looking forward to 2019 if only because 2018 has been so ugly. But investors will have to mentally sturdy themselves: Before we can talk about the best investments to make in 2019, we have to quickly...

Is This the New Bear Market?

The current bull market, now almost 10 years old, is the longest on record. And it has attained that rich status by rebounding from numerous plunges.We've become so accustomed to its high-wire act that every...

7 Low-Volatility ETFs for This Roller-Coaster...

Volatility is back, and that has investors on the defensive. Huge market swings over prolonged periods of time can be a nightmare, prompting investors to make rash decisions that ultimately hamper their...

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Hillbilly Elegy

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