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    Diary of a 'Reformed' Journalist

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    by Murray Coleman — Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2020

    I was trained as a journalist to approach any type of speculative claim with a high degree of skepticism. But it took years of sifting through a wealth of academic research and market evidence for me to finally make a career change. In all honesty, it's just become too apparent ...Read More

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    Q1 2020 Market Review [VIDEO]

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    by Murray Coleman — Tuesday, May 5, 2020

     In the first quarter of 2020, investors were reminded of the importance of understanding how markets really ...Read More

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    2019 Q4 Review [VIDEO]

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    by Murray Coleman — Tuesday, January 28, 2020

     In the final quarter of 2019, investors were reminded of the importance of understanding how markets really ...Read More

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    Invesco: A Deeper Look At the Performance

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    by Murray Coleman — Updated: Monday, December 23, 2019

    To many investors, Atlanta-based Invesco Ltd. is an investment management conglomerate with a history of acquisitions and multi-asset platforms that spans the globe. With more than $1.18 trillion in assets under management, it's involved in everything from mutual ...Read More

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    UBS, Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch Earn Regulators' Wrath

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    by Murray Coleman — Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    In the past, we've chronicled cases of misdeeds by brokers working with investors not only in the U.S., but also around the world. A development that made headlines recently involved a particularly well-known name in global banking and financial services: UBS.  According to ...Read More

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    Savings Contribution Limits Go Up

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    by Murray Coleman — Updated: Monday, December 9, 2019

    Contribution limits for 2020 for various retirement accounts are rising. Here's a breakdown of how much you can now save in a tax-friendly ...Read More

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    The Investment Premium: Another Factor of Expected Returns

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    by Murray Coleman — Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    A select group of market factors are known to drive stock and bond returns. Some offer less advantages to fund investors, such as momentum, which can prove difficult to capture without running up trading and other transactional costs.  Research by professors Eugene Fama and ...Read More

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    2019 Q3 Market Review [VIDEO]

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    by Murray Coleman — Monday, October 14, 2019

    The third quarter produced a script worthy of the best tear-jerking romantic novel. The world's two biggest economies couldn't resolve an ongoing trade tiff, angst about Brexit and the European Union continued and sliding manufacturing data in the U.S. helped to raise fears of a ...Read More

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    2019 Q2 Market Review

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    by Murray Coleman — Thursday, July 25, 2019

    After logging strong returns in the opening three months of 2019, global equity markets slowed in the second ...Read More

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    Tax Mistakes Reported by Politicians

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    by Murray Coleman — Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    The warnings about potential dangers of trying to file your own tax forms are well-documented. Indeed, we've explored at IFA Taxes many of the biggest blunders taxpayers have made in the past working on even the most basic of IRS accounting ...Read More

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    Active vs Passive Management

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    by Murray Coleman — Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    Active management is the art of stock picking and market timing. Passive management refers to a buy-and-hold approach to money management. It can be applied to any asset class: big stocks, small stocks, value or growth, foreign or domestic can all be accessed by passive ...Read More

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    2019 Q1 Market Review

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    by Murray Coleman — Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    Long-term minded investors shouldn't be surprised. Traders, however, could've been whipsawed by markets in ...Read More

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    2018 Q4 Market Review

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    by Murray Coleman — Tuesday, February 5, 2019

    Emerging markets and global real estate stock indexes used in IFA portfolios outpaced U.S., developed international in ...Read More