June 2013

Things to Consider Before Investing

June 24, 2013

While the housing market has been very volatile over the past five years, many people have been able to navigate through the housing crisis and have continued to turn impressive profits by investing in under-valued real estate. If you are interested in real estate and are looking to make some extra money, you also could […]

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Why Your Target Date Fund is Leaving You Behind

June 23, 2013

The U.S. Equity markets are rocking this year. Up 15.04% after dividends the S&P 500 index (SPY) is on track for one of its best years since 2009. Not all investors are taking part in the upside, however. Traditional asset allocation leaves some target date funds out of the running for excellent market performance. Are […]

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Transferring the Payment Rights of a Structured Settlement

June 21, 2013

Plaintiffs in the case involving an illness, workers’ compensation or physical injury are often required to accept a structured settlement for compensation of their claim. While it is often the desire of the plaintiff to receive a lump sum of cash instead, many times the judge in the case sees more benefit in providing a […]

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Sponsored Video: Is There a Gray Area for Insider Trading?

June 17, 2013

This post is sponsored by PA Consulting: We hear the phrase insider trading all the time – because it’s rampant.  That’s “market efficiency” for ya, huh?  Well, it’s not always so black and white.  I was just thinking about an example within my firm where something that used to be allowed (or wasn’t disallowed really) […]

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Target Maturity ETFs Shelter Your Bond Holdings from Rising Rates

June 16, 2013

Some ETFs have billions in assets. Some have mere millions. Last week I wrote about one of my favorite dividend ETF, which had assets in the millions. This week I’ll uncover another hidden gem in the bond market: the target maturity fund. A target maturity fund invests in bonds with a fixed maturity date. For […]

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WisdomTree Taps into Dividend Growth Investing

June 10, 2013

Previously, I laid the case for why yield-hungry investors were driving investment returns. Yields are depressed in every corner of the market, from risk-free treasuries to riskier levered REITs and junk bonds. That doesn’t stop new ETF creation, however. Dividends are Main Street’s way into Wall Street; even Jim Cramer hopped on board to call […]

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Dogs Trump the Market Despite Dividend Fallout

June 2, 2013

The Dogs of the Dow strategy might as well be an initiation to the stock market. It’s often the first “strategy” that investors run into on their way into the market. As simple as the Dogs of the Dow strategy is, an ETF based on a variant of this popular investing strategy is beating the […]

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