Archive for November 2016

America’s Relative Recovery

Eight years after the global recession, Europe hasn’t recovered as well as the United States. According to economist Joseph E. Stiglitz, the eurozone project was “flawed at birth.”1 In his new book, “Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe,” Stiglitz describes how an attempt to unify the continent with the Euro is…

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Behave Yourself!

“Overconfidence is a very serious problem. If you don’t think it affects you, that’s probably because you’re overconfident.”1  That’s a quote from Carl Richards, a financial advisor, author, speaker, columnist and New York Times sketch artist who is well known for capturing the ethos of behavioral finance in simple words and pictures. The study of…

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The New Real Estate Sector

  Real estate is no longer just for people looking to make a move. A combination of the housing market decline and a barrage of television shows featuring novice real estate investors have people fixing up homes then listing properties with hopes of making a profit.1 The real estate investment craze has become so mainstream…

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Debate on Indexing Heats Up!

When the first index mutual fund was introduced 40 years ago by Vanguard, it opened with $11.3 million in assets. 1 Today, the Vanguard 500 Index Fund holds more than $252 billion, and index mutual funds and exchange-traded funds invest nearly $5 trillion in combined assets.2 Index funds are generally comprised of the same stocks…

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