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Sears Earnings: A Textbook Example of a Company in Freefall

Another round of dismal quarterly results from Sears Holding Corp. offers proof of Warren Buffett’s admonition that “turnarounds seldom turn.”

Wed Aug 20

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 1:49 PM

The Coming Social Security Crisis Explained in Plain English

According to current projections, the main Social Security trust fund is likely to be depleted sometime between 2029 and 2059.

Mon Aug 18

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Financial Services: Investing Essentials

The financial services sector is growing rapidly and comprising an ever-larger share of U.S. gross domestic product.

Fri Aug 15

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 2:37 PM

Playing With Fire: A Framework for Predicting Failure

Identifying companies that are on the verge of failure is easier said than done.

Thu Aug 14

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 6:30 PM

Should You Buy the SPDR S&P 500?

There's rarely a bad time to buy the world's biggest exchange-traded fund, the SPDR S&P 500.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 11:33 AM

Wal-Mart Earnings: Flat Same-Store Sales and Lowered Forward Guidance Disappoint

On Thursday, Wal-Mart reported earnings for the second quarter that revealed its continued struggle to revitalize sales in its domestic division.

Wed Aug 13

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 6:30 PM

Mortgage Interest Rates: 1 Big Reason to Buy a House Right Now

Low mortgage interest rates have made housing unusually affordable.

Tue Aug 12

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 2:48 PM

3 Reasons the SPDR S&P 500 May Be Due for a Correction

While it's impossible to predict future movements of the market, there are nevertheless three reasons to suspect the SPDR S&P 500 could fall in the future.

Mon Aug 11

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 5:38 PM

What's the Early Retirement Age for Social Security?

Assuming you qualify for Social Security benefits, you can take them as soon as the first full month after your 62nd birthday.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 5:17 PM

Is Social Security Taxable?

Roughly one-third of Americans have to pay income taxes on their Social Security benefits. Here's how to know if this includes you.

Sat Aug 9

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 7:11 AM

Social Security: Taking Benefits at 62 Is Smart, but Not for This Reason

There's absolutely nothing wrong with taking Social Security early. Unless, that is, the sole reason is to invest it in the stock market.

Thu Aug 7

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 2:59 PM

Social Security: The 3 Most Revealing Charts About Your Benefits

Want to know more about Social Security? These three charts are a great place to start.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 1:12 PM

Financials: Investing Essentials

Even though the financial sector serves as the "nervous system of capitalism," you still need to be selective about which of its stocks to invest in.

Wed Aug 6

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 3:12 PM

What Is the Export-Import Bank and Why Are Politicians So Worked Up Over It?

At the end of September, the Export-Import Bank must be reauthorized by Congress. Will lawmakers choose to do so?

Mon Aug 4

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 8:35 PM

What It Really Means to Invest Like Warren Buffett

Investing like Warren Buffett is much less active than you may think.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 8:09 PM

Hedge Funds: Investing Essentials

Despite the allure, the hedge fund industry offers little advantage to the average investor.

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 1:10 PM

Mid-Cap Stocks: Investing Essentials

The biggest advantage to mid-cap stocks is that they offer a comfortable middle ground between large caps and small caps.

Sun Aug 3

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 7:00 AM

Social Security: Why Are Taxes Going Up While Benefits Go Down?

Recent research shows that most retirees will now pay more into the Social Security system than they get out of it.

Fri Aug 1

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 4:19 PM

Large-Cap Stocks: Investing Essentials

For beginning investors, there are few better places to start than large-cap stocks.

Thu Jul 31

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JohnMaxfield37 published an article 8:31 PM

Regional Banks: Investing Essentials

For the patient and enterprising investor, the regional bank space offers tremendous rewards.

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