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05 Feb 2019

Share Buybacks Used to Be Considered Insider Trading. Not Now.

    In the 1960s, the sale of clear plastic ant farms was a popular gift for kids. The ant farms came complete with ants, a packet of sand and a clear plastic rectangular container that was placed on its own stand, so the ant farm could be viewed in

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18 Jan 2019

New Study Shows Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” Is Financially Viable

    A new financial analysis finds that Medicare for All, a bill (S 1804) introduced by Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2017, is not only financially viable, but that it could provide health care for all Americans and reduce health care spending by $2.93 trillion over the current system. The

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17 Jan 2019

Why Teaching Financial Literacy Is a Failure

    In a Jan. 9, 2019 press release from American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the group lists 10 steps individual investors should take to transform themselves into “a new financial you” in 2019. The CPAs offered the list in an honest effort to help Americans “ensure their financial house

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17 Jan 2019

Investors Lose a Great Friend: Vanguard Founder John Bogle Dies at 89

    Most investors take it for granted that the emphasis on low fees and the benefits of index funds and passive investing were always part of the everyday investment options available to average investors. But that is a mistake. The impetus behind all of these pro-investor products and strategies

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08 Jan 2019

Is There Room in Broadcasting for Non-Corporate Financial Journalists?

    Financial journalism used to be a straightforward presentation of market, company and economic facts. It was popular among business people and investors because it was predictably boring to other audience. It was just the facts. However, almost imperceptibly over the past decade or so, financial journalism, especially on

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28 Dec 2018

Who Benefits From Trump’s Market Volatility? It Is Not Average Investors

      If people believe the fallacy that Trump is a successful businessman, than his negative impact on the stock market is no surprise. Turmoil in the White House begets turmoil in the confidence of the American electorate, as well as in the financial markets.  Whether it is paranoia

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