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Sector Investing

Individual sectors of the U.S. economy often behave differently at various points in the business cycle. Therefore, changes in the direction or speed of economic growth can spur shifts in equity market performance. Some industries tend to lead the pack … Continue reading

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Becoming a More Rational Investor

Studies by the Investment Company Institute and the Federal Reserve Board indicate that investors’ willingness to assume risk tends to rise and fall with the stock market.1 Of course, it’s not surprising that people are more likely to pour money … Continue reading

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The Problem with Investment Gains

What to Do When a Minor Asset Suddenly Becomes a Key Player What do you do when an investment performs beyond your expectations? That might sound like a silly question, but take a moment to think it through: Should you … Continue reading

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Investor Emotions and Where to Find Them

Looking for Answers in Moody Markets Anyone who has watched the stock market for any length of time knows it is subject to two key investor emotions: greed and fear. For example, in 2008, as the market struggled with a … Continue reading

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When Investing Pays Dividends

Typically, stocks that pay a portion of earnings to shareholders in the form of dividends are not considered to be superstars of the stock market. They typically do not offer the growth or price appreciation potential of small-cap companies, but … Continue reading

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