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5 Rules for New Investors

You can read more about our first 3 tips on our Principles of Investing page here.   Rule #1: Get in the market! Since 1929, the S&P 500 has spent 80% of its time in a bull market. Without being invested you have no opportunity to participate in any price appreciation. Of course, there are.

Becoming a DIY Investor

Do-it-Yourself Investing vs. Managed Funds

Becoming a DIY Investor Do-it-yourself, or DIY, investing is an investment approach where the investor creates his/her own investment portfolio instead of utilizing an investment professional. Being a DIY investor and managing your own portfolio comes with some inherent risks, but also carries some significant benefits. Market timing and emotions can cause investors to become.

Finding the average stock market return.
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What is the Average Stock Market Return?

I mean, this seems like a simple question, but there can be many different answers. Are we talking about an index or a single stock? During what time frame? Large cap or small cap? Let’s assume the purpose of this question is to give you a better understanding of the returns you can expect from.

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How Much Does a Financial Advisor Cost?

You’ve worked hard, saved wisely and now it’s time to invest your cash. Handing your hard-earned dollars to a financial advisor seems like the next step, but how much does a financial advisor cost? The total price tag may surprise you. Current Economic Indicators Speaking for the Market Factors that Go Into Financial Advisor Fees.

3 Economic Indicators the Market May be Getting Ahead of Itself
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3 Economic Indicators Proving the Market May be Ahead of Itself

This week the S&P 500 hit a new all-time high. Unfortunately, a large amount of U.S. economic data doesn’t have quite as much to cheer about. Small Business Optimism, New Home Builds and the Conference Board’s leading economic indicators all show little to no rebound since the market’s prior high in September of 2018. A.