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How to Better Respond to a Bear Market

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While day-to-day market volatility is a fact of life, there are periods when stock prices stay higher or lower for longer – these are known as bull and bear markets. A bull happens when investors are optimistic about companies’ growth potential and profit outlook, and stock prices generally rise for an extended period of time until hitting a peak – the opposite is a bear, where investors turn pessimistic and stock prices generally decline for an extended period of time, before hitting bottom. MORE

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Do you dare invest in commodities?

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The commodity sector, like technology, is massive and includes everything from solid and stolid blue chips to here-today-gone-tomorrow penny stocks. Within the sector you can find investors, traders and gamblers. MORE

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The allure of index investing

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From two ETFs available 20 years ago, there are now 340 of them offered by nine ETF providers with management fees as low as 0.05% annually compared to between 1.75% and 2.25% for many mutual funds. MORE

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Think you want to be a day trader? 5 things you should know

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If you’ve ever thought about trying your own luck with day trading on the stock market, here are five important things you should know first. MORE

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Handling investment loss

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Be honest – are you a “buy high, sell low” investor? One of the most basic investing guidelines is to buy low and sell high, but investors so often end up doing the opposite. MORE

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