November 2009

 
Is "Buy and Hold" Dead?
Since the dot-com crash and the credit crunch, many investors wonder if the conventional buy and hold wisdom concerning the role of equities in a portfolio still applies. Understanding both sides of the argument can help you make an informed decision.
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Finding the Right Financial Professional
At some point in our lives, many of us turn to a financial professional for help with financial matters. Charting a course with a professional to reach your financial goals can be an exciting adventure, but it shouldn't have to be a blind leap of faith. Before you commit to a long-term relationship, here are some things to think about.
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2009 Year-End Tax Planning Considerations
Here are some things to consider as you weigh potential moves between now and the end of the year.
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Ask the Experts: What is a Build America Bond (BAB)?
Investors have a new way to invest in municipal bonds. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorized a subsidy for local and state governments that issue what are known as Build America Bonds (BABs) before January 1, 2011.
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