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Friday, January 16, 2015 1:21 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

On Thursday the Swiss National Bank abruptly removed the peg against the euro and everything went haywire. What does it mean for small investors?

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investors can use a trailing stop that follows the stock price higher. A trailing stop can be set either as a percent or a dollar price.

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Monday, January 12, 2015 11:58 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A stronger dollar is great for globetrotting, but international investment returns could suffer.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 10:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

With the exception of activist investors who take large positions in a company’s stock, what happens in the stock price doesn’t have anything to do with the fact that you own a few of its shares.

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Monday, January 5, 2015 11:45 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The price of gold enjoyed a huge run up following the global financial crisis. Do investors have any use for the shiny metal now that fear has abated?

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:37 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The beginner retirement accounts called MyRAs are ready for enrollment. The new accounts will make it easy for workers without an employer plan to save.

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Friday, December 19, 2014 3:54 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In December, Illinois passed a bill to roll out automatic IRAs for workers not covered by a workplace plan. You won’t believe who hates the idea.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 3:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

The Fed is likely to modify the phrasing of its policy statement to signal that an increase in the targeted federal funds rate is not a “considerable time” off in the future.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:37 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Rebalancing is an important part of a buy-and-hold investing strategy. A new study points out that though rebalancing is vital, it can be risky in the short run.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 5:59 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Investing in the dogs of the Dow can provide investment lessons to stock market investors.

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