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A sudden loss of wealth is devastating.  These financial advisors know how to help people get their portfolios back on track.

A sudden loss of wealth is devastating. These financial advisors know how to help people get their portfolios back on track.

We often talk about the challenges people face when they suddenly become rich. Receiving a cash windfall – from an inheritance or a lottery jackpot, for example, can turn someone’s life upside down in unexpected ways. People who experience a sudden loss of wealth also have their lives turned upside down – their plans for …

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Here's Strong New Evidence That A US Stock Market Rally Is Coming Soon

Here’s Strong New Evidence That A US Stock Market Rally Is Coming Soon

Another piece of the investor sentiment puzzle is falling into place to support a major rally in the US stock market. I am referring to an index that measures investors’ confidence that any market decline will soon be followed by a recovery. The index, called the US Buy-on-Dips Confidence Index, was created two decades ago …

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Take advantage now of this sweet spot on the bond market to strengthen your portfolio

Take advantage now of this sweet spot on the bond market to strengthen your portfolio

The bond market is now offering investors a bargain, with short to medium maturities offering a good combination of risk and reward. When interest rates rise, bond prices fall. The longer a bond’s maturity, the more sensitive its market value will be to changes in interest rates. This means that as the Federal Reserve continues …

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Opinion: Stocks are rallying now, but the 9 painful stages of this bear market aren't even halfway there

Opinion: Stocks are rallying now, but the 9 painful stages of this bear market aren’t even halfway there

The official definition of a bear market is a decline of 20% or more from an index’s previous peak. Thus, the three main American stock market indices — the Nasdaq COMP, +1.29%, the S&P 500 SPX, +1.45% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.41% – are currently all in a bear market. According to …

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Opinion: The stock market is in trouble.  This is because the bond market is “very close to a crash”.

Opinion: The stock market is in trouble. This is because the bond market is “very close to a crash”.

Don’t assume the worst is over, says investor Larry McDonald. There is talk of a pivot in Federal Reserve policy as interest rates rise rapidly and stocks continue to fall. Both can continue. McDonald, founder of The Bear Traps Report and author of “A Colossal Failure of Common Sense,” which describes the 2008 bankruptcy of …

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