Back to Basics: The Future of Stock Buybacks and Dividends

What goes into the value of that stock? What do we expect it to deliver to us, as an investor, over time? In a time of coronavirus, do we stop thinking about dividends entirely and start trying to pick winners and losers for short-term gains? Let’s take a look at two key components to stock market strategy by going back to basics.

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Inovio: A Company Snapshot

Those in the medical field can safely explain to the rest of us that “medicine,” while imprinting on our imaginations the sight of someone popping a pill under their tongue to swallow with a glass of water, is often a much more involved process that can sometimes include technology. That is the case with Inovio Pharmaceuticals.

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Target-date Funds: Not a Panacea

Target-date funds were introduced in the early 1990’s as a simpler way to invest for one’s retirement. But what are the pros and cons of these funds from an investment and financial planning perspective? Xavier Urpi explains how these funds are not a panacea.

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Help Wanted?

As small businesses begin the process of reopening, their struggles might not just be with finding customers, but with finding employees, as well. We analyze another potential challenge for entrepreneurs.

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The Emergency Fund

Black swan events are unpredictable, but an emergency fund can help prepare for them. How much should one save? How much does it have to rain for the rainy-day dollar to be worth putting under the mattress?

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Life Jackets for Everyone!

The coronavirus pandemic, which has brought many businesses to a standstill across America, created emergency measures that had never been witnessed before. Our question today is whether the actions taken by the Federal Reserve will change the way risk is perceived and managed by investors.

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