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Money Management: Stock market highs, bond market volatility — what should an investor do?

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As we head toward the end of the first quarter of 2017, the U.S. stock market has been on a wonderful, remarkable upswing since the November election. Most stock investors have seen their portfolio value increase and confidence in the ...

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Commentary: Don’t let a bad process derail your investments

Something I try to stress in these columns is the importance of a valid process. Sure, I have a fondness for behavioral economics, but that’s because I know how cognitive errors can so easily derail our thought processes. Rather than ...

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SEC opens door to startup investing for all

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A new form of crowdfunding is coming soon that will allow startups to raise money by selling stock to Main Street investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday adopted rules implementing a 2012 law that opened the door to ...

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Beyond high price tags: Value managers find bargain stocks

NEW YORK — It certainly seems like a rotten time to be a bargain hunter in the stock market. Cheap stocks are tough to find following the market’s almost-nonstop rise since the spring of 2009, and indexes covering most corners ...

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Industry giant GE aims to improve fracking

PITTSBURGH — One of America’s corporate giants is investing billions of dollars in the new boom of oil and gas drilling, or fracking. General Electric Co. is opening a new laboratory in Oklahoma, buying up related companies, and placing a ...

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House Republicans fast-track insider trading bill

WASHINGTON — House Republicans have rejected from a Senate measure a requirement that people who collect information from Congress for investors register like lobbyists. The provision had been included in a bill the Senate passed last week to specifically ban ...

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