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Active vs. Passive Portfolio Management

One of the longest-standing investing debates is over the relative merits of active portfolio management versus passive management. With an actively managed portfolio, a manager tries to beat the performance of a given benchmark index by using his or her judgment in selecting individual securities and deciding when to buy and sell them. A passively

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Four Surprising Ways HELOCs Help Homeowners Reach Financial Goals

Homeownership remains a defining characteristic of the American Dream, according to a recent National Association of Realtors Aspiring Home Buyers Profile study1. There are many benefits to homeownership, but the ability to use home equity to reach other financial goals is one that many homeowners may not have considered. United States homeowners have over $15

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Investment Basics

When investing, particularly for long-term goals, there are two basic concepts you will likely hear about over and over again — diversification and asset allocation. Diversification helps limit exposure to loss in any one investment or one type of investment, while asset allocation provides a blueprint to help guide your investment decisions. Understanding how the

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