As Stocks Continue to Roil, Alternative Investments Gain Appeal

Posted by Cap-Strat on January 25, 2012

Prolonged stock market volatility has prompted many investors to look for alternatives to equities as they build a portfolio. Alternative investments — such as real estate investment trusts, commodities, private equity, and hedge funds — may have appeal for certain individuals. Prolonged stock market volatility has caused many investors to question how much of their portfolios […]

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Make a Plan to Reduce Your Debt

Posted by Cap-Strat on January 18, 2012

The recession — and subsequent slow recovery — has caused millions of Americans to focus even more closely on living within their means. If you are ready to face up to your own financial realities, one crucial step is to set out a plan of action. The recession — and subsequent slow recovery — has caused […]

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Strategies for Smart Retirement Planning

Posted by Cap-Strat on January 11, 2012

Some factors that influence your retirement savings results, such as the types of investments available to you through your plan and the performance of the financial markets, can’t always be controlled. But there are some factors you can influence that can help keep your portfolio on track. A study conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute […]

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Market Volatility Could Make Roth IRA Conversion Appealing

Posted by Cap-Strat on January 4, 2012

Prolonged market volatility has left many investors, especially those investing for retirement, searching for strategies to cope with the situation. If you have a traditional IRA, you may want to consider converting to a Roth IRA. As a volatile stock market continues its ups and downs, many investors facing losses are searching for strategies to help […]

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