Monthly Archives: October 2013

Saving Is Not Enough

After two financial crises occurring almost back to back during the “lost decade,” investors have every right to be risk-averse, hesitant, angry, or distrustful. The problem with not investing at all, however, is that you may not have sufficient money … Continue reading

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A Brief Overview of ETF Providers

The exchange-traded fund industry has come a long way since the first ETF, SPDR S&P 500, was launched in 1993. U.S. ETFs closed August 2013 with just over $1.49 trillion in total net assets. An ETF is a passively managed … Continue reading

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September Market Commentary

News in recent weeks has been all about the government shutdown and the even more worrisome prospect of violating the debt ceiling sometime later this month. A debt-ceiling violation could lead to the deadly combination of higher interest rates and … Continue reading

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