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Weekly Market  Recap

In this podcast dated April 24, 2017, we take a look at last week’s market-moving news.

Risk is an everyday part of investing. But it shouldn’t prevent you from participating in the market — because investing in stocks is one of the best ways to accumulate and grow wealth.

Azzad Financial Advisor Ehab Alalfey explains what to look for when investing and offers some practical advice for pros and novices alike.

Do you have basic questions about investing but don’t know where to get started? This video is right for you.

Many investors talk long term, but act short term. Those with a short-term focus are often overly sensitive to volatility regardless of time horizon. That’s a mistake that can put you at a disadvantage when it comes to achieving your investment goals.

When an investor suffers from hot hand fallacy, he or she tends to wrongly attribute a string of successes to skill instead of chance. This can be damaging to the long-term success of a portfolio.

Many investors talk long term, but act short term. Those with a short-term focus are often overly sensitive to volatility regardless of time horizon. That’s a mistake that can put you at a disadvantage when it comes to achieving your investment goals.

Meet members of the Azzad team as we provide an extended overview of Azzad’s services, investment philosophy, and what sets us apart.

As an investor, you might feel nervous about market volatility, especially when the trend seems to be heading downward. But reacting emotionally is never a good investment strategy. It may be helpful to consider the reasons behind recent market swings and maintain a long-term perspective.

It’s been six years since the end of the Great Recession. Are we moving in the right direction? Azzad’s Fatima Iqbal, CFP, explains how key economic indicators on jobs, consumer confidence, and housing show that the U.S. economy is advancing.

Dividends are one way in which companies “share the wealth” generated from running the business. They are usually a cash payment, often drawn from earnings, paid to the investors of a company – the shareholders. These are paid on an annual or, more commonly, a quarterly basis. The companies that pay them are usually more stable and established, not “fast growers.” But the value dividends represent for investors should not be underestimated.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of the benefits of rules-based dividend-investing but want to make sure you avoid companies that deal in unethical business activities, consider the Azzad Dividend Portfolio, a socially responsible way to track a dividend index.

What is diversification? Azzad investment advisor Omar El-Sayed, CFP® explains why this concept should matter to you.

Did you know that women generally earn notably less than their male counterparts? Or that married women are likely to outlive their husbands? Watch as Azzad’s Fatima Iqbal, CFP® explains how to deal with these financial predicaments.

Why does saving for retirement matter? How do you get started? Let us walk you through some basics.

This January 2016 presentation given by Azzad’s Fatima Iqbal, CFP, at Chicago’s Muslim Community Center offers ways to save and invest for college and retirement.

Zakah refers to the act of purifying one’s wealth by giving a portion of it to those in need. When calculating zakah, many questions can arise: Do I owe zakah on my IRA? How about my 401(k) plan at work? What if interest-bearing bonds are part of the default investment option in my 401(k)? This presentation offers a brief introduction to the methodology for calculating zakah on modern financial assets.

Contact us for more information about our zakah and purification calculation guidelines. You can also request an Azzad investment advisor to speak about zakah and halal investing at your mosque or community center.

You can watch an extended version of this presentation, including a question and answer session with webinar attendees, on our webinar page.

Are you invested in the right mix of stocks, Islamic bonds, and cash? Azzad teaches you the basics.

Learn about the Investment Screening/Filtering Application (ISFA), Azzad’s proprietary software application for halal and ethical screening of stocks.

Learn about the Azzad Ethical Wrap Program, our comprehensive wealth management program offering diversified portfolios managed by experienced institutional managers for each asset class.

Learn about the first U.S. income seeking mutual fund to provide income from investments that are interest-free and based on more equitable borrowing arrangements.

The Azzad Ethical Fund only invests in companies that meet our stringent screens for social responsibility. With a focus on mid-sized companies, the fund may be an excellent way to diversify your stock portfolio.

These are short excerpts from the press conference in 2014 when Azzad announced that Federated Investment Management Company would serve as sub-advisor to the Azzad Wise Capital Fund.

The views expressed are those of Azzad Asset Management. These views are subject to change at any time in response to changing circumstances in the markets and are not intended to predict or guarantee the future performance of any individual security or the markets generally, nor are they intended to predict the future performance of any Azzad account, strategy or fund.

Diversification, asset allocation and rebalancing cannot assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses.

The information provided is for general information purposes only and should not be considered an individualized recommendation or advice. Azzad Asset Management makes no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the information provided. Any illustrations are for hypothetical purposes only. Holdings are subject to change.

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