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Can Your Investment Stomach an Entire Economy?

by Tom Murcko

When assessing a discounted cash flow calculation, examine the weighted average cost of capital (a higher rate produces a lower valuation) and the projected terminal (final) profit ...

Interviewing a Broker

Oscar Wilde’s assessment of stockbrokers stems from the many decades when the brokerage business was less than civilized, a mysterious, dangerous place th...

Consider Taxes When Picking Mutual Funds

Prior to the 1990’s, most investors avoided mutual funds. But, with the stock crash of 1987 and a more volatile...

Rearranging A Portfolio With ETFs

Mutual funds are found in 88% of all portfolios and have become vital investment tools. By assembling a group of equities, bonds, and other investmen...

Week 7: The Fool-Proof Guide to Taxes

It is now time for Week 7 of your Personal Finance Resolution, which brings us to everyone’s favorite topic: taxes.In case you missed one of our newslette...

How is Your Financial Health (Insurance) These Days?

Investing in your future is more than simply putting some money aside each paycheck and hoping it grows in a savings account or in a mutual fund or a 401(k). Wh...

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