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Investment Basics: Laddering: Fending Off Fluctuating Rates October 09 , 2017

Fixed income investments aren’t immune to market conditions. Fluctuating interest rates can have a negative effect on bond returns. Laddering is a strategy that offers investors some protection.

Balance Sheet Reduction September 25 , 2017

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) met last week to discuss the state of the economy and decide on the direction of short-term interest rates. As expected the FOMC left short-term rates unchanged. It...

Investment Basics: Consider Taxes in a Partial Sale September 18 , 2017

Generally, when you sell shares of stock, your gain or loss is the difference between the original cost and the selling price, less any transaction fees. But how do you calculate gain or loss if you sell only a...