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Inflation-Proofing Your Retirement Portfolio

To hear the talking heads tell it, there’s no inflation out there. And with the price of oil (and therefore gasoline) in a tailspin, inflation looks like the last thing anyone should be worried about. But long-term numbers tell a very different story. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics Inflation Calculator, prices have roughly doubled in the last 25 years. It now takes $1,915 to buy what $1,000 bought in 1989. That works out to an average annual inflation rate of roughly 3%. It’s also important ...

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Five Ways to Become a Better Trader for Free

“What makes a good trader?” A question often thrown around Wall Street. A portfolio full of high returns? Nerves of steel? Self-discipline? Luck? Successful trader Yordan Dachkov believes those who are willing to work harder than those around them are the ones that will get the better results. According to Mr Dachkov, in the trading game, developing your skill set is not an option. Traders can boost their profits with more expertise in any market. Here are his five ways to becoming a better trader: Read, ...

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Mobile Apps That Help You Become a Better Investor

Everyone has spare change, right? Well, let’s start doing something with it. How? By using your smartphone. You have one, right? Whether you’re using an Android or Apple device, mobile apps are growing for first-time and experienced investors who want investment information at their fingertips. Here are some unbelievable mobile investment apps, some with $0 monthly fees. 1. Acorns It’s easy to link your credit or debit card to the Acorns app. From there, your purchases round up and ...

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Public Perception Fuels Economic Trends

Economic analysts use a number of metrics to determine the health of financial markets. Depending upon the area investigated, the data includes spending trends, outstanding debt, import/export balance and a host of variables specific to various economic sectors. While each of the measurements furnishes insight into financial health, consumer confidence is one of the most accessible indicators, providing a broad understanding of public perception. The way people feel about money and their financial ...

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