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Learning from the Professionals

You Can Get a lot Out of It

Mutual funds have very specific goals for growing money. Usually, a fund selects an index that it wants to mimic and then portrays that as their goal. For example, if a fund decides that it wants to outpace the S&P 500, then the fund holds many similar positions to the […]

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Consumer Spending Rises for Now

We Have to Watch for Inflation

Inflation is beginning to rise within the United States. Prices in the housing market and in healthcare are rising at levels quick enough to move the rest of the nation’s inflation levels forward. On the whole, consumer prices rose much more than expected during the month of August, pushing inflation […]

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U.S. Sees Record Highs for Indices

We are Watching Records Get Broken

For the first time since 1999, all three of the major U.S. indices hit record highs on the same day. On Thursday, August 11th, the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ all hit new high points. And despite dropping in value the next day, the S&P […]

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One of the new buzz words pertaining to the web and the companies that focus here is the “internet of things.” As fancy and abstract as this sounds, it’s actually quite a simple concept. Devices, normally wearable devices, help track our activity, and then give us feedback over the web […]

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Auto Sales on the Rise

Watching the Auto Sales

The third quarter of the year may only be just getting rolling, but things are already looking good when it comes to consumer spending. July was ahead of expectations, showing strong growth after a better than expected second quarter of the calendar year. Leading the way was the auto sales […]

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Why Opinions Matter in the Markets

Check the Opinions

Over the course of history, certain investments have been notoriously bad ideas. For example, back in the World War II era, commercial flight began to look like a very good sector to invest in. If you had tried to gauge the industry as a whole back then, you would have […]

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