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Part 1: 9 Personal Finance To-Dos for 2016

Part 1: 9 Personal Finance To-Dos for 2016 Max out your retirement savings. The new year brings a new opportunity to save for retirement. It’s an ideal time to increase your contributions to your employer’s retirement plan or to an IRA if you got a raise or bonus, before you earmark the extra money … […]

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The Top 5 Mainstay Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016

The Top 5 Mainstay Funds for Retirement Diversification in 2016 Large insurance companies are particularly adept at managing mixed asset portfolios. Five MainStay mutual funds are very well-suited to creating a diverse portfolio for retirement savings. All returns are based on the net asset value (NAV) of the fund’s … Continue reading at investopedia.com Sequoia […]

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Investing in 2016: ‘The Only Winning Move is Not to Play the Game’

Investing in 2016: ‘The Only Winning Move is Not to Play the Game’ The world’s central banks can’t save us anymore. That was the message from some of the world’s most prominent investors at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Friday. Their mood here was irritated, bordering on affronted, with what … Continue […]

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Q1 2016 Sector Ratings For ETFs And Mutual Funds

Q1 2016 Sector Ratings For ETFs And Mutual Funds Our sector ratings are based on the aggregation of our fund ratings for every ETF and mutual fund in each sector. The primary driver behind an Attractive fund rating is good portfolio management (stock picking) combined with low total annual costs. Continue reading at seekingalpha.com Investors […]

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Why Yandex Stock Could Have a Huge 2016

Why Yandex Stock Could Have a Huge 2016 As far as headlines go, it hasn’t been a good run lately for investors … The same cannot be said for Yandex stock, which is down 70% from the highs it reached in early 2014. As you can see, while revenue decelerated throughout 2014, it actually … […]

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Will Oracle Corporation Raise Its Dividend in 2016?

Will Oracle Corporation Raise Its Dividend in 2016? Payout ratios and dividend increases Over the past 12 months, Oracle paid out 23% of its free cash flow as dividends. By comparison, IBM and Microsoft respectively paid out 35% and 43% of FCF as dividends. While that might seem as if Oracle is less … Continue […]

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The stock market is having a nightmare start to 2016 and it’s all the Fed’s fault

The stock market is having a nightmare start to 2016 and it’s all the Fed’s fault REUTERS/Joshua RobertsUS Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. So far, 2016 has been a nightmare for stocks. In the first five trading days of the year the benchmark S&P 500 fell about 6%, its worst ever five-day start to a […]

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Tips To Successfully Invest In Sector ETFs For 2016

Tips To Successfully Invest In Sector ETFs For 2016 One of the risks of owning a niche industry or sector ETF is that it significantly underperforms … With that in mind, these tips should help you improve your investment success with individual sector funds. Sector Strategy Session The hit-or-miss risks … Continue reading at nasdaq.com […]

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