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    LeadImage-300x200 Balance beats timing (and uncertainty)

    By Kyle Tetting
    Following the best first quarter in two decades for the S&P 500, many investors are nearing the high-water marks notched by their portfolios just before the fourth-quarter 2018 sell-off. To see stocks fall at the end of one year and then rebound so dramatically with the turn of the calendar is uncommon. With uncommon market movements, though, investors need to guard against a common reaction—making abrupt shifts in their investment strategies.

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With stock prices rebounding from a late-year sell-off, Bob Landaas and Kyle Tetting discuss earnings, interest rates and prospects for investors. […]

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By Joel Dresang
I don’t want to leave a lot of connections dangling after I’m gone. My legacy shouldn’t include loose ends. […]

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No one knows when recession is coming, but investors need to prepare either way, Kyle Tetting explains in a MONEY TALK VIDEO. […]

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Automated trading exacerbates market swings while not necessarily reflecting investment fundamentals, Paige Radke explains in a MONEY TALK VIDEO. […]

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Year-end volatility and falling stock prices reminded investors of the importance of dividend-paying stocks, Steve Giles explains in a MONEY TALK VIDEO. […]

Featured Articles

How to handle fears of recession

As concerns of economic slowdown gather, Bob Landaas and Kyle Tetting tell investors how to balance their life’s savings to weather the storm—whenever it comes. Bob and Kyle discussed the difficulty of forecasting recessions in a MONEY TALK VIDEO. […]


Leaning into the curve

A rare inversion of the yield curve—when long-term yields get lower than short-term—occurred on March 22. The phenomenon ended within a week but not without reminders that inverted yield curves frequently precede economic recessions. More important than their power to predict imminent downturns, though, is the message that inverted yield curves send to investors. […]


Looking forward for long-term investors

By Bob Landaas
Analysts have known for years that longer term, interest rates and corporate earnings drive stock prices. So, it was welcome news in January that the Federal Reserve is now on hold with raising short-term interest rates. Since December 2015, the Federal Reserve has sent short-term interest rates higher, unsettling markets. While it is premature to say that the Fed is done raising rates, it now appears that the central bank is mostly done, which should support stock prices. […]


Retirement gifts: A matter of timing

By Joel Dresang
A former co-worker informed me of a gathering at a bar for our old boss, who’s taking a company buyout. That got me thinking about retirement gifts.
As more of my cohort reach retirement age, I wonder how to send them off. How will our retirements be different from those of our parents or older siblings? […]


Solvable problems, long-term perspective

By Bob Landaas
As I get older, it becomes clearer to me that there are some problems that you face that can be solved while there are others where there is no easy fix. Two of the issues that are weighing on financial markets currently are solvable and give investors hope after the disappointments of last year. […]



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