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Corporate Actions – How Do They Impact You as a Shareholder?

Often public companies and their board of directors make decisions that result in changes to their stock price, ticker symbol, and/or the stock’s total return. These are referred to as corporate actions. Companies announce these moves about their stock ahead of time, but you might be surprised if you missed the news and then check […]

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Q3 Outlook: Proceed With Caution

Financial markets have turned from despair to hope, all in the span of three months. Stocks posted their best quarter in more than 20 years, and the economy bounced back with force. It’s been a reversal of fortune for investors, who weathered the S&P 500’s quickest 30% plunge in recent memory as the coronavirus pandemic […]

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Selling Stocks: 3 Signs It Could Be the Right Time

Like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, sometimes it can feel like you might never actually see the profits on your investments. Fortunately, returns aren’t just a myth — and you don’t need to be extra lucky to get them. As an investor, you likely put a lot of energy into […]

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Scared of Bear Markets? Here’s What You Need to Know

When a bear attacks, often out of fear, it swipes at its prey with its claws in a downward motion. According to one theory, this swooping down movement is the basis for the name of a bear market. You hear the term “bear market,” (as well as its counterpart, “bull market”), used all the time […]

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Investing Knowledge: What Is a Bull Market?

When you picture a bull, you probably think of a forceful animal lunging forward with its horns held high. The imagery of a powerful bull, brought to life by artist Arturo Di Modica’s “Charging Bull” sculpture in New York City, has long been a symbol of strength and optimism on Wall Street. So, it’s little […]

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Investing in Uncertain Times

If you’re feeling a little lost on your investing journey right now, you’re not alone. Stocks are pushing back towards record highs, yet “uncertainty” is still the buzz word as investors face a host of complicated issues: a global pandemic, civil unrest, China tensions, and several others. Many investors called this year’s selloff the opportunity […]

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The Importance of Rebalancing Your Portfolio

When you strive to live a healthy (and happy) lifestyle, it’s all about finding balance. For some that might mean following a pizza dinner with a salad the next night, and for others balance might look like taking a morning walk three times a week and sleeping in the other days. Whatever balance looks like […]

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Stocks Break Free

Stocks tend to follow the fundamentals over the long-term. But lately, it’s been all about the technicals.   When we talk about “technicals,” we’re referring to technical analysis – the study of trading patterns, trends, and key levels in securities that can be helpful in determining stocks’ next moves.  For the past month, the S&P 500 has been stuck in a trading range bound by two important […]

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Will There Be a Summer Stock Market Slowdown?

Monday is Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. Usually, Memorial Day weekend marks pool openings, BBQs, beach trips, and the beginning of warmer weather. It’s also typically the first weekend of the stock market’s summer break, when investors tend to focus a little less on the markets and a little more on vacations and […]

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Growth vs. Value: The Debate Continues

Often, investors view the market with either a growth or value mindset. While each style has its own merits, growth investors are typically more comfortable investing in companies they think can deliver above-average returns, while generally taking on a higher level of risk. Value investors prefer flocking to stocks that typically have more muted (but […]

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