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Investing Insights: Year in Funds, Tax Reporting Missteps

Investing Insights: Year in Funds, Tax Reporting Missteps Christine Benz: Hi, I’m Christine Benz for Morningstar.com. The year 2018 ended on a sour note, and most mutual fund categories ended the year in the red. Joining me to provide a recap of the past yea… Continue reading at morningstar.com Are age-based funds protecting U.S. investors […]

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Here are the new ‘Dogs of the Dow,’ a simple investing strategy that beat the market last year

Here are the new ‘Dogs of the Dow,’ a simple investing strategy that beat the market last year The “Dogs of the Dow” beat the market in 2018, down only 1.5 percent. The dogs would have done much better in 2018 without General Electric’ 57 percent decline. International Business Machine, Exxon M… Continue reading at […]

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A down year for mutual funds, especially at tax time

A down year for mutual funds, especially at tax time You will never go broke paying taxes. A good friend and fellow adviser likes to remind clients of that at this time of year. The idea, of course, is if you owe taxes on your investments, it’s because … Continue reading at startribune.com VMLY&R wins […]

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3 Large-Cap Pharma Stocks to Watch Out for This New Year

3 Large-Cap Pharma Stocks to Watch Out for This New Year We have therefore identified three Large Cap stocks based on a favorable combination of a solid … the Denmark-based global healthcare company and a leader in the worldwide diabetes market. Shares of the company have surged 51.2% in a year’s time. Continue reading at […]

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2015 Was the Worst Year for S&P 500 Earnings Since the Crisis

2015 Was the Worst Year for S&P 500 Earnings Since the Crisis The final big company to release last year’s earnings is heavily-shorted GameStop, which reports fourth-quarter results after the close Thursday. No matter the result, the S&P 500 is sure to see earnings contract for the full year for the first time … Continue […]

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Shorting Russia Stocks Three Times Among Best ETF Bets This Year

Shorting Russia Stocks Three Times Among Best ETF Bets This Year One of the best ways to make money in U.S. exchange-traded funds this year has been to bet against Russia. The Direxion Daily Russia Bear 3x Shares, which makes a leveraged investment against Russian equities that essentially triples the wager, has … Continue reading […]

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Shoe Zone plans special dividend after tough year

Shoe Zone plans special dividend after tough year LONDON–Shares in Shoe Zone PLC (SHOE.LN) rose on Wednesday after the company declared a special dividend and said it achieved a solid performance in what it called a difficult year for the footwear industry. Revenue for the 52 weeks ended Oct. 3 reduced … Continue reading at […]

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