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Presidential Elections- What Do They Mean for Markets
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Walter Wisniewski, CFP®

Presidential Elections: What Do They Mean for Markets

THIS ARTICLE IS FROM DIMENSIONAL ADVISORS. READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE.  It’s almost Election Day in the US once again. While the outcome may be uncertain, one thing we can count on is that plenty of opinions and predictions will be floated in the days surrounding the vote. In financial circles, this will inevitably include discussion of the potential impact on

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Elections and the Stock Market
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Walter Wisniewski, CFP®

Elections and the Stock Market

The market continues to reach new highs although many stocks in the S&P 500 are still below their previous highs. For example, as of this writing, 40% of S&P 500 stocks are 20% below their highs. The market is reaching new highs on just a handful of stocks; including Microsoft, Facebook, and Amazon, etc. In recent days we have been

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College Planning- 529 College Savings Plans
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Walter Wisniewski, CFP®

College Planning: 529 College Savings Plans

As a parent, you want the very best future for your children – but what happens when that future comes at a substantial cost? If you dream of a private school college education for your kids, it just might.

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Taking Stock of Lump-Sum Investing vs. Dollar-Cost Averaging
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Walter Wisniewski, CFP®

Taking Stock of Lump-Sum Investing vs. Dollar-Cost Averaging

THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON DIMENSIONAL.COM. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE.  Some investors favor a dollar-cost averaging (DCA) approach to deploying their investment capital. Unlike lump-sum investing, in which the full amount of available capital is invested upfront, DCA spreads out investment contributions using installments over time. The appeal of DCA is the perception that it helps

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Bulls, Bears, and Long-Term Benefits of Stock Investing
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Walter Wisniewski, CFP®

Bulls, Bears, and Long-Term Benefits of Stock Investing

Stock returns are volatile, but nearly a century of bull and bear markets shows that the good times have outshined the bad times. From 1926 through March 31, 2020, the S&P 500 Index experienced 17 bear markets or a fall of at least 20% from a previous peak. The declines ranged from —21% to —80% across an average length of

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