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Your company may explain the mechanics of exercising stock options, what happens when restricted stock vests. But ultimately, it is up to you, alone or with the help of outside advisors, to execute a strategy that is right for you.Read More
According to the Pew Research Center, 87 percent of Americans use the Internet. This means most of us maintain at least some personal and financial information online. We pay bills online, keep contact records digitally, and rarely...Read More
Another great month for stock markets The major U.S. indices posted impressive gains in February, with the S&P 500 Index, Nasdaq, and Dow Jones Industrial Average up 3.97 percent, 3.91 percent, and 5.17 percent, respectively. .Read More
Imagine this: You open an e-mail that seems to come from Google, prompting you to click a link to reset your password. But when you click, a mysterious .exe file downloads and launches. Slowly, all the files on your desktop turn into...Read More
Strong end to the year for financial markets All three major indices were up in December, capping off positive quarterly and annual returns. The Dow Jones Industrial Average led the way, gaining 3.44 percent, 8.66 percent, and 16.50...Read More
Stock market gets “Trump bump” Surprising almost everyone, the major news in November was Donald J. Trump’s election as the 45th president of the United States. Almost as surprising was the market response, as U.S....Read More
In an earlier post, I discussed an epidemic of negative interest rates around the world and why anyone might purchase bonds with rates of return below zero. Today's post focuses on how investors might rethink their approach with...Read More
As of June 29, 2016, there are $11.7 Trillion worth of bonds around the world trading with negative yields. According to a recent Fitch report, that's a 12.5% increase since the end of May. Negative interest rates seem to be spreading.Read More
Market volatility is alive and well in 2016. Low oil prices, China's slowing growth, the prospect of rising interest rates, the strong U.S. dollar, global conflicts--all of these factors have contributed to turbulent markets this year.Read More