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  • Stock Market Reactions to War and Terrorist Attacks: A Historical Analysis

    The stock market is often seen as a barometer of a nation's economic health and stability. Unsurprisingly, geopolitical events such as wars and terrorist attacks can lead to significant volatility. This article explores how key stock markets have reacted in the immediate aftermath of such events and the ensuing days and weeks, focusing on specific historical incidents....

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  • Effective Portfolio Risk Management in Volatile Markets

    At the heart of effective risk management lies a deep understanding of portfolio risk. Portfolio risk encompasses the potential for fluctuating returns due to the dynamic and often unpredictable nature of investments. It includes various forms of risk such as market volatility, credit risk, liquidity risk, and event-driven disruptions,. Each posing unique challenges to the stability and performance of an investment portfolio. This inherent uncertainty in achieving expected returns necessitates a strategic approach to asset allocation and diversification, aiming to balance the scales of risk and return....

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  • Is Your Home Part of Your Retirement Plan?

    Retirement planning involves ensuring you have enough assets and handling them prudently to provide you with the income you want throughout your retirement But what about the asset you live in? Factoring your home into your retirement planning has an impact on your lifestyle choices, your available income, your late-stage retirement, and even your estate plan....

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  • Managing Your Tax Risk with Diversification

    Managing the volatility of investment assets by creating a diversified portfolio is one of the basic principles of investing. Dividing up your investments by asset classes can help you create the income stream you need, once you become dependent on your savings and investments in retirement. Your goal is to create a risk-adjusted return that you can live on, but that is also a balance of selecting investments that allow to you sleep at night, but also keep you from missing out on potential upside....

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  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Current Prices, Inflation and Monetary Policy

    The Commerce Department reported on durable goods orders for January. The report showed that orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by the most (6.1%) in nearly four years amid a sharp drop in commercial aircraft. These These results may suggest the economy lost some momentum at the start of the year. Also, on Tuesday, markets digested the latest reading for consumer confidence. The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index for February slipped to 106.7 from 110.9 in January. ...

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  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Earthquakes, Eclipses, and… Jobs

    The Commerce Department reported on durable goods orders for January. The report showed that orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by the most (6.1%) in nearly four years amid a sharp drop in commercial aircraft. These These results may suggest the economy lost some momentum at the start of the year. Also, on Tuesday, markets digested the latest reading for consumer confidence. The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index for February slipped to 106.7 from 110.9 in January. ...

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  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: Strong Consumer Data Contributes to the Equity Rally

    The Commerce Department reported on durable goods orders for January. The report showed that orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by the most (6.1%) in nearly four years amid a sharp drop in commercial aircraft. These These results may suggest the economy lost some momentum at the start of the year. Also, on Tuesday, markets digested the latest reading for consumer confidence. The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index for February slipped to 106.7 from 110.9 in January. ...

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  • Last Week’s Markets in Review: March Madness All Over Again

    The Commerce Department reported on durable goods orders for January. The report showed that orders for long-lasting manufactured goods fell by the most (6.1%) in nearly four years amid a sharp drop in commercial aircraft. These These results may suggest the economy lost some momentum at the start of the year. Also, on Tuesday, markets digested the latest reading for consumer confidence. The Conference Board reported that its consumer confidence index for February slipped to 106.7 from 110.9 in January. ...

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