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The lure of ‘haven’ assets

The danger of investing by headline We’re once again seeing the geopolitical situation heating up – North Korea, U.K. elections, French elections, Trump’s trade threats, and so on. Is it time to sell stocks and switch to gold and bonds? How did that strategy work...

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When does portfolio rebalancing make sense?

Skewed asset allocation can change your risk profile Q – I believe that my investment portfolio is fairly well balanced, with about 60% in equities and 40% in fixed income assets. I do trade from time to time, but generally I stick to a buy-and-hold strategy. But...

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Is it time to sell stocks in the wake of Brexit?

Acting on the media frenzy is a big mistake Should I sell my stocks and ETFs now? Is a major financial crash (like 2008) in the works? Not necessarily. First of all, don’t panic! Remember that markets are creatures of herd mentality, and are driven largely by...

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How a savings account eats up your money

Low, low rates mean you automatically lose Are you sitting on a large chunk of cash in a high-interest bank account? Maybe you thought it would be “safe” because you’re nervous about stocks and bonds. Plus, there’s deposit insurance, and it’s liquid. Well, you’re...

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Is your portfolio a risk trap?

How to get a fix on portfolio holdings before it’s too late! Do-it-yourself investors who have a number of different investment accounts could be courting financial trouble. Unless you have a complete picture of how all your assets are allocated, your investment...

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Financial lessons from the Material Girl

3 key principles of Madonna’s pop star staying power Long-time pop queen Madonna really hit the big time with the debut of her second album “Like a Virgin.” That was 30 years ago, and she’s been a pop celebrity ever since. Success like that is tough to replicate....