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You, Your Financial Well-Being and the Federal Reserve

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by Mark Hebner
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It’s been nearly a decade in the making, but time has finally come: On December 16, 2015, the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed) raised the federal funds rate by 0.25 percent. In and of itself, it’s a small move. But it’s being reported as “a historic ...Read More

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  • Second-Hand News

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    by Jim Parker — Friday, December 4, 2015

    Why don’t the media run more good news? One view is bad news sells. If people preferred good news, the media would supply it. But markets don’t see ...Read More

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    The MFS "Active Advantage"... Really?

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    by Tom Allen and Mark Hebner — Wednesday, November 11, 2015

    MFS Investment Management made very well scripted and produced commercials highlighting some of the typical selling points active managers like to make when ...Read More

  • Index Fund Assets Still on the Rise

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    by Tom Allen and Mark Hebner — Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    The Investment Company Institute (ICI) published its annual Fact Book back in May, which addressed the recent trends in the mutual fund and exchange traded ...Read More

  • The 3rd Quarter of 2015 in Review [VIDEO]

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    by Tom Allen and Mark Hebner — Thursday, October 15, 2015

    The 3rd Quarter of 2015 could pretty much be summed up by one word: red. We saw a lot of it, all over the world, among pretty much all asset classes. While ...Read More

  • Unhealthy Attachments

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    by Jim Parker — Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    Have you ever made yourself suffer through a bad movie because, having paid for the ticket, you felt you had to get your money’s worth? Some people treat ...Read More

  • A Focus on Fixed Income

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    by Mark Hebner — Monday, September 28, 2015

    Anyone who is keeping even a casual eye on financial headlines these days is aware that fixed income returns have been a moving target for a while now – ...Read More

  • IFA Report Access

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    by Mark Hebner — Thursday, September 10, 2015

    Index Fund Advisors has always put our clients first. Whether it comes to investment advice, overall wealth management, a dedicated service team, or ...Read More

  • The Patience Principle

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    by Jim Parker — Friday, August 28, 2015

    Global markets are providing investors a rough ride at the moment, as the focus turns to China’s economic outlook. But while falling markets can be ...Read More

  • Debunking the Inefficient Market Hypothesis

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    by Tom Allen and Mark Hebner — Monday, August 3, 2015

    It is not uncommon to find financial pundits, analysts, financial advisors, or investment consultants that are willing to recommend indexing when it comes to a ...Read More

  • The China Syndrome

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    by Jim Parker — Friday, July 31, 2015

    The recent severe volatility in China’s share markets has raised questions among many investors about the causes of the fall and the wider implications ...Read More

  • Greece is the Word

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    by Jim Parker — Thursday, July 23, 2015

    In recent weeks, the world’s markets and media financial pages have focused intensely on the standoff between debt-laden Greece and its international ...Read More

  • The 2nd Quarter of 2015 in Review

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    by Tom Allen and Mark Hebner — Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    The 2nd Quarter of 2015 was quite a tumultuous one. With concerns over Greece existing the Eurozone, markets experienced significant volatility late in the ...Read More

  • Maryland - Ready For an Investment Change

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    by Tom Allen and Mark Hebner — Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    No this is not a political campaign slogan, but more of a realization. The Baltimore Sun recently published an article highlighting the recent popularity of ...Read More