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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: Financial markets love Trump — do they know something the rest of us don’t?

Two very different dynamics are afoot: 1) The stock market’s on a tear, up 11 percent since the election (12 percent including dividend payouts, compared with about 0 over the comparable period before the election). CEOs parade out of meetings ...

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Bull market for stocks keeps on going in 2014

Stocks delivered again in 2014. Even after a poor start in January and wobbles in October and December, the U.S. market has climbed 13 percent and is ending the year close to record levels. The solid gain has pushed the ...

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For varying groups, market frenzy may help or hurt

WASHINGTON — The turbulence that’s roiling financial markets is punishing stock investors, raising worries for major U.S. companies and will likely produce even punier returns for savers. Yet some Americans actually stand to benefit from the forces that are driving ...

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Are ordinary folks losing faith in stocks?

NEW YORK — Andrew Neitlich is the last person you’d expect to be rattled by the stock market. He once worked as a financial analyst picking stocks for a mutual fund. He has huddled with dozens of CEOs in his ...

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Stocks tumble after S&P downgrade of US

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks tumbled amid a rout in global markets Monday after Standard & Poor's downgraded the U.S. credit rating for the first time. S&P cut the long-term debt rating for the U.S. by one notch to AA+ from AAA late Friday.

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Analysis faults outside pension fund managers

ALBANY — The Republican running for New York comptroller said his analysis shows that outside investment managers who are paid millions of dollars by the state’s public pension fund lost money at a faster pace than passive index funds in the stock market downturn.

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