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Medicare Updates for 2013

The following is a guest post from Howard Peck of Senior Insurance Solutions. Along with the usual and customary annual Medicare cost increases, 2013 will likely be the year that two BIG Medicare issues will be bantered about and then possibly implemented as our politicians try to get a handle on the runaway costs of […]

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A Look Back at 2012

Although many investors have expressed frustration with stock market fluctuations in recent years, the time required to recover losses from the October 2007 peak appears broadly consistent with past cycles. Please click here to read the rest of Weston Wellington’s analysis from Dimensional Fund Advisors.

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2012: The Year it Didn’t Happen

Over the years, Weston Wellington of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA) has written many informative articles on the topic of the financial markets and the media. Today he provides us with yet another example of why financial media headlines may not be the best source of investment advice. Click here to read the entire article.

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Knightmare on Wall Street

Question: Which of the following statements applies to this summer’s stock market behavior? A) Computer errors at a major trading firm generated millions of faulty trades, causing dramatic and puzzling price swings in dozens of stocks. B) A New York Times columnist fumed that “Wall Street has created its own Frankenstein. The machines are now […]

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Bringing Investors Perspective on the Presidential Election Cycle

The following is a guest post from Dr Glenn Freed and Dr Andrew Berkman. ‘Tis the Season to Vote With both parties’ conventions recently behind us, many investors have now turned their attention to the impact that new presidential policy might have on the overall stock market. The press has been questioning how the outcome […]

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The Recession That Wasn’t…And What It Means For The Recession That May Be

The following is a guest post from Dr Glenn Freed and Dr Andrew Berkman. Fears for the Next Recession As we slog our way into the second half of the year, economic data has been weak, with jobs, production and GDP growth lagging expectations. Economic conditions globally have been even more worrying, particularly in Europe. […]

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Risk, Volatility and Opportunity

The current renewed volatility in financial markets is reviving unwelcome feelings among many investors – feelings of anxiety, fear, and a sense of powerlessness. These are completely natural responses. Action on those emotions, though, can end up doing us more harm than good. The increase in market volatility is an expression of uncertainty. The sovereign […]

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