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This bull market will end with a bang, but not just yet

At some point, sky-high valuations in healthcare and technology will look excessive but we’re far from there<p>TS Eliot was briefly a banker but not an expert on markets.<p>No investor would have said “this is the way the world ends, not with a bang but with a whimper”.<p>Not the investment world. Bull …

How To Use An Index Fund For Retirement

The great thing about index funds is that they are “set it and forget it” investments. But does that make sense for a retirement plan?<p>Absolutely, and for a number of reasons. First, though, you should understand what an index fund really does.<p>An index fund owns a selection of investments, much like …

15 books to read in your 20s if you want to get rich

However, it can be difficult to know where or how to start, especially if your parents didn't teach you much about money or if you've never taken a personal finance class.<p>The good news is that there are a bunch of resources out there designed to jump start you on a path to financial success, and …

Why You Should Invest at Least $5,000 Before 2016

<i>By Ashley Redmond, Contributor</i><p>The U.S. stock market is having a solid year. It is a far cry from 2013, when the Standard & Poor's 500 index surged more than 30 percent, but it is up 12 percent year to date.<p>Most experts agree that the rest of 2015 won't break any new records, but it will continue to …