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The Smarter Investor

October 2011


Why Investors Don't Need Multiple Advisors

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Some people like to spread their money between two—or even three—investment advisors. They believe they’ll have better diversification in the market. Or maybe they believe it’s best to “hedge their bet” among different advisors to reduce their risk of loss.

This usually isn’t a good move. There's no ...

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Who's Occupying Your Portfolio?

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The Occupy Wall Street movement has become a topic of national discussion.

Camped out in lower Manhattan for over a month, the protestors have spawned copycat events across the nation and abroad. While some identify with the frustration of youth trying to break into a job market that supplies a ...

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Avoid Retirement Clutter

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Last week I attended the Retirement Income Solutions Summit here in Chicago. This excellent conference put on by Pensions & Investments Magazine highlighted a number of studies showing that an alarming number of retirement plan participants are largely unprepared for retirement.

[In Pictures: 6 ...

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Preparing for Open Enrollment

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It’s open enrollment season—the time of year when many employees have the option to enroll in employer-sponsored benefits programs.

Employers send stacks of enrollment forms to employees. Benefits consultants come to explain options. And water cooler chat turns to discussions of benefits that were ...

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Does Stock Forecasting Work?

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Remember Yahoo, Gordo. It’s like Abracadabra.

In the time travel movie Frequency, this Yahoo stock tip was passed through time to the six-year-old Gordo via a mysterious interplay of a ham radio and the aurora borealis. This small bit of incomprehensible information was not only retained by Gordo,

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