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Opinion: One hopeful sign for hard-hit stocks: S&P 500 is below its 50-day moving average

The S&P 500’s breaking below its 50-day moving average last Friday is not a good reason to sell. In fact, the S&P 500 SPX, -1.70% over the past four decades has performed better than average when the market was below its trailing-50-day average. There’s no way of knowing how much of Monday’s stock market plunge […]

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Opinion: Why this fund combination is better than the S&P 500

“I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard Paul Merriman say ‘small cap value.’” One of my readers posted that recently, perhaps meaning to poke fun at my repeated reference to this asset class. But I make no apologies for being a fan, and a champion, of a class of stocks that […]

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Opinion: When it comes to retirement security we’re…No. 17

Somehow shouting “We’re number 17!” just doesn’t have the right ring to it.  But that’s where the United States ranks—17th—in terms of retiree well-being. That’s according to the 2021 Global Retirement Index released by Natixis Investment Managers. The index provides a snapshot of the relative financial security of retirees in 44 countries in four key areas:  Material […]

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