Top 5 Required Minimum Distribution Questions

1) What are required minimum distributions (RMDs)? Required minimum distributions, often referred to as RMDs, are amounts that the government requires you to withdraw annually from IRAs and employer-sponsored retirement plans after you reach age 70½. You can always withdraw more than the minimum am...
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Why you should think about diversifying

Different types of investments perform better in different market conditions. Investing in a variety of assets like stocks, fixed income, and real estate can result in better diversification and help reduce the risk for your overall investment portfolio. In fact, one study found that how you diversi...
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Twitter IPO: To invest or not to invest?

It’s official. The bird began trading on Wall Street last week with its IPO surging over 70% bringing the company’s value to more than $25 billion. According to Wall Street’s valuation, each Twitter user is worth around $110. At its peak, shares were trading at 45.8 times revenue over the past...
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How the Fed impacts your portfolio

Since September of last year, the Federal Reserve has been buying $85 billion in bonds every month, aiming to lower long-term interest rates and boost economic growth. Overall, the U.S. central bank has bought more than $2 trillion of government bonds, private debts, agency housing debts and other ...
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