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Zacks Advantage Blog
Welcome to our blog, your resource for information on investing trends, financial planning, market and economic developments, and other news of interest to Zacks Advantage investors.

Are Bonds Still A Good Volatility Hedge?

May 20th, 2022

Are Bonds No Longer a Good Volatility Hedge? Most readers are aware of the ongoing volatility in the stock market. Generally speaking, selling pressure in the stock market should mean that bonds – and in particular U.S. Treasuries – are holding their own and maybe even zigging where stocks are zagging. But that has not
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The Snowball Effect: Turning $5,000 a Year Into Nearly $1 Million

March 12th, 2019

It may not take special stock-picking skill for an investor to turn $5,000 a year into nearly $1 million in their lifetime, according to Ron Baron, billionaire founder of Baron Capital.1,2,3 “It’s all about compounding,” he says in a recent CNB article. Baron calculates that “if you invest $5,000 a year for 30 years …
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How to Survive a Bear Attack: Time Can Heal Even the Deepest Market Wounds

August 25th, 2017

Ten years ago, the market began one of the steepest nosedives in its history. From Oct. 9, 2007 to the market bottom in March 2009, the S&P 500 lost 56.4%*. However, as pointed out in a recent article on CNBC’s website even if you had invested on Aug 9, at the top of the bull
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