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The Market Rally Quiz

Submitted by Brenda Wenning on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 9:00am

Although the stock market hasn’t advanced much this year and is ebbing lately, it still has hit new highs. Considering that economic news is up and down, why is that? Let’s take a simple quiz and answer the following multiple-choice question.

Funds: Similar; Results: Not

Submitted by Jared Kizer on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 9:00am

Fortunes change for mutual funds, even the best ones. That’s true for funds that seem to be alike. Subtle differences, however, can spell a noteworthy divergence in performance. A case in point is the contrast between good funds from Dimensional Fund Advisors and Vanguard Investments.

Fed Boost Ends, Not Bull Run

Submitted by Nicholas Atkeson and Andrew Houghton on Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 9:00am

The Federal Reserve is done with its stimulus program, which buoyed the U.S. stock market. But elsewhere in the world, central banks are just getting started. And that should have a salutary spillover for American stocks.

$ Wisdom for New Grads

Submitted by Barry Glassman on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 3:00pm

Most recent American college grads never had a personal finance class yet will soon know the dizzying, dangerous euphoria of a regular paycheck. You still have time to give a grad a priceless gift: tools, tips and words of money wisdom on investing, debt and building real wealth.

How to Ride a Rate Storm

Submitted by Todd Jones on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 9:00am

What can a rock ’n’ roll classic teach us about investing? Plenty, if the turbulence of rising interest rates hits Wall Street. Here are possible effects on some market sectors and suggestions for your best countermoves, especially in terms of bonds.

News and Investing: Stay Cool

Submitted by Lon Jefferies on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 9:00am

Almost any global happening can spur you to sell investment positions or put off investing new dollars. Yet no spooky event affected markets during the last several months. Sounds great – and it is, if you keep a level head in both bad times and good.