Posts filed under: volatility

Wednesday, January 07, 2015 | Joe Alfonso, GoLocalPDX Contributor The stock market, both in the US and abroad, has been turbulent again of late. On Monday, January 5, the Dow Jones Index dropped over 130 points, or 0.75%, and yesterday,...
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It never fails to happen. Whenever events such as the current US government shutdown or the impending debt ceiling deadline arise, the media declare these crises and speculate regarding their impact on our lives. Reporters often solicit advisor opinion at...
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I am always struck by the financial media’s response to market turbulence. Pundits regularly react to events such as the current European debt crisis or the slow-to-recover US economy as if these challenges are somehow unprecedented, requiring a fundamental change...
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Choosing a basic stock-bond mix is an important first step in portfolio design. Although the decision may appear simple, it can have a profound impact on your wealth....
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Morningstar recently issued a report regarding the performance of the CGM Focus mutual fund. They reported how this fund was the decade’s best performing mutual fund, rising more than 18% annually, yet investors in the fund experienced a yearly loss...
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