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Investing in an Overpriced Stock Market

Investing in an Overpriced Stock Market

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investing Your Money - Last updated Apr 3, 2019

The U.S. stock market has come a long way from its Great Recession low. That low, at which the S&P 500 bottomed out at 666 on March 9, 2009, is what has been called “the Haines’ bottom,” named after legendary CNBC anchor Mark Haines.

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Managing Your Money: Active vs Passive Investing

Managing Your Money: Active vs Passive Investing

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investing Your Money - Last updated Apr 3, 2019

With index investing, investors buy a basket of stocks or bonds. (Investors cannot directly invest in an index.) The most popular index is probably Standard & Poor’s 500 (S&P 500), which tracks the 500 largest companies on the NYSE or NASDAQ and is a staple in the menu of investment choices that many of you have in your 401(k)-plan.

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Taking Stock In Overseas Investing

Taking Stock In Overseas Investing

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investing Your Money - Last updated Apr 23, 2019

Because different countries have different currencies, overseas travel is usually more complicated than domestic travel. Likewise, overseas investing is more complex than domestic investing. However, just as foreign travel adds diversity to your travel experiences, so foreign assets add diversification to your portfolio.

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The Bond Market Might Be President-Elect Trump’s Toughest Opponent

The Bond Market Might Be President-Elect Trump’s Toughest Opponent

By: Tim Hayes Financial Advisor - posted in: Investing Your Money - Last updated Apr 23, 2019

In 1994, Bill Clinton’s political adviser James Carville famously said, “I used to think that, if there was reincarnation, I wanted to come back as the president or the pope, or as a .400 baseball hitter. But now I would like to come back as the bond market. You can intimidate everybody.”

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