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The Momentum Effect in the Stock Markets

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Jared Kizer is director of investment strategy for the BAM ALLIANCE. In 2008, Jared co-authored the book The Only Guide to Alternative Investments You’ll Ever Need with financial author Larry Swedroe. Jared has written several articles on topics including retirement planning and investment policy.

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What You Should Know About Call Options

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A call option contract gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to buy a security at a predetermined price (the strike price) on a specific date (European call) or during a specific period (American call). A call is "in the money" when the current price of the stock is trading above the strike price and "out of the money" when the reverse is true.

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Looking for Bubbles Everywhere

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With the markets predominantly producing positive news so far this year, you would think that would have investors feeling optimistic. But are they? Carl Richards, director of investor education for the BAM ALLIANCE, senses what is known as the “wall...

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The High Cost of Bad Advice

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In this article, we address why we believe the decision of hiring an advisor should not be based solely on fees. The quantity and quality of the services provided varies greatly from advisor to advisor. When you interview potential advisors,...

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