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Tim Cook the Next Jeff Immelt?

Is Tim Cook the Next Jeff Immelt? Apple, arguably the most successful company in history, just announced the first decline in quarterly earnings in 13 years.  There’s little chance of Apple going out of business anytime soon.  After all, they still make more money and have a bigger cash reserve than anyone on the planet.  But, investors have seen this…

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Sell In May and Go Away

Sell In May and Go Away The phrase “Sell in May and go away” is an old Wall Street saying, but does it have any merit in managing your investments?  According to the Stock Trader’s Almanac, it certainly does.  Going back to 1950, $10,000 invested in the Dow Jones Industrial Average between November 1 and April 30 grew to $838,486…

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4 Tax Tips for March 2016

4 Tax Tips for March 2016 There’s a month left to take advantage of tax-savings ideas for 2015. 1.)  Make an IRA Contribution.  Not only are you saving tax dollars, you are improving your retirement prospects.  For the latest rules direct from the IRS, click here. 2.) Review mutual fund sales.  Often, investors pay double on reinvested dividends.  For example,…

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Market Rallied, Now What?

Market Rallied, Now What? As we’ve been saying the past few weeks, the stock market was due for a rebound and has indeed rallied as expected.  Besides giving a big sigh of relief, what should you do now?  Here are four ideas to consider over the weekend: 1.) If you are a longer term investor with a diversified portfolio, see…

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Is the Worst Over for Stocks?

Is the Worst Over for Stocks? The stock market has struggled starting from day one of 2016, but February has given investors some cause for hope.  Here are three reasons to believe the worst may be over for now: The S&P 500 Exchange Traded Fund (SPY) as shown above has had a difficult time crossing above the $194 price. 1.)…

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5 Reasons Not to Panic Over Stocks

5 Reasons Not to Panic Over Stocks 2016 has started out as one of the worst starts to a year for stocks.  Huge swings with a significant downward bias have investors in near-panic mode.  There are plenty of opinions in the media of why things are bad enough to freak out, but let’s take a look at 5 reasons not…

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