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Economy & Market: Linked?

Submitted by Joseph A. Clark on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 3:00pm

Summer rolls along, theme parks are open and lines for roller coasters are long. Wild rides are fun, but you probably want a more predictable path when investing. Let’s look at some parallels and distinctions between the equity markets, thrill rides and the overall economy.

China’s a Worry, Not Greece

Submitted by Nicholas Atkeson and Andrew Houghton on Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 9:00am

The woes of Greece and China get a lot of attention. Only one is important, though. China’s place as the world’s second largest economy, which still boasts a high growth rate, makes it problems very worrisome. Greece’s, not so much.

Time for Riskier Investing?

Submitted by Alan Hartley on Monday, July 27, 2015 - 9:00am

After several years of solid stock market returns, you may actually be less afraid of risk. Maybe you question your asset allocation and strongly consider more stocks and other supposedly riskier assets. When balancing the temptation of ballooning returns with prudent and tested patience, though, choose the latter.

How to Get Lifetime Security

Submitted by Gary Brooks on Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 3:00pm

Your financial planning and investment management often require solutions unique to you. Several key tenets of personal finance require no customizing, though. If you can follow these principles, you enjoy a better chance of financial security.