Our stock market predictions for 2017

by Ehab Alalfey, Azzad financial advisor The most common question clients ask me is: “What do you think the future holds for the stock markets?” I’m new here at Azzad, but it’s the same question clients asked when I was at Raymond James. My answer is always the same: no one really knows. But...
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Buy stock. Save the world.

We’ve been talking a lot about shareholder advocacy at Azzad recently–and about how it’s a largely untapped way for concerned citizens to take action on issues we care about. For those who aren’t familiar with it, shareholder advocacy refers to actions taken by stock investors (shareholders)...
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Top 5 investor mistakes

We talk a lot about investor behavior at Azzad. Unlike the ups and downs of markets, it’s one of the few variables investors can control. Successful investing is hard, but it doesn’t require genius. Often, success simply means identifying your own psychological weaknesses and changing some behav...
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2016 Year-End Financial Planning Basics

As we end the year, it’s time for some housekeeping tasks such as updating your beneficiary information for retirement accounts or other investment accounts. Plus, the window of opportunity for many tax-saving measures ends on December 31. There’s still time to affect your bottom line for the 20...
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