In Volatile Markets, Investors May Find Comfort in Dividends

Posted by Cap-Strat on February 27, 2012

As uncertainty at home and abroad roils the financial markets, income‐minded investors seeking protection from the bumpy road ahead may find dividend‐paying stocks offer an attractive mix of features and warrant a place in their equity portfolios. The appeal is simple: Dividend‐paying stocks can provide investors with tangible returns on a regular basis regardless of market conditions. […]

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Strategies for Financing Your Business

Posted by Cap-Strat on February 23, 2012

Resources for financing a business may include company profits, your personal assets, help from family and friends, a loan from a bank or commercial finance company, and others. A comprehensive financing strategy, including estimates of the capital required for short- and long-term needs, is a key element in growing your business. A long-term plan reinforces shortterm […]

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Is Increased Inflation on the Horizon?

Posted by Cap-Strat on February 20, 2012

Worries about inflation have been cropping up more frequently lately, largely due to escalating commodity prices, which are pushing up consumer prices, both in the United States and abroad. Worries about inflation have been cropping up more frequently lately, largely due to escalating commodity prices,which are pushing up consumer prices, both in the United States and […]

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Are Sector Funds Right for Your Portfolio?

Posted by Cap-Strat on February 13, 2012

Sector funds target specific industries and economic niches to seek above‐average returns. With the opportunity for greater returns comes greater risk, as these funds typically are prone to fluctuate in value more than diversified, multisector funds.1 Sector funds may invest solely in specific industries, such as utilities, technology, financial services, health care, and manufacturing. They may also […]

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Understanding Your Fiduciary Responsibilities: An ERISA Primer

Posted by Cap-Strat on February 6, 2012

Regulatory complexity and increased scrutiny on compliance arguably has made the task of retirement plan fiduciaries harder today than ever before. Many employers and their delegates may not have a full understanding of their roles and responsibilities to the plan and its participants. For those newly stepping into a role of plan governance or for those who need […]

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