|Market update: Fourth quarter 2015
The U.S. mid-cycle expansion should support stocks; China's struggles may drive volatility.
Deep dive: Can reflation hold off deflation?
Declining currency reserves could outweigh stimulus and slow the bull market in stocks.
The Fed decision: Rates stay zero-bound
Global economic issues fuel deflationary fears and help drive policymakers to keep rates low.
|First rate hike: What you need to know
Five charts show the first rate increase has not been a showstopper for investors.
Fed outlook: low and slow
Given China’s weakening, Fed rate hikes are likely to be modest and gradual.
September business cycle: Global risks rise
Economic instability in China raises the risks of global deflation, but U.S. economy is solid.
|Tightening: the big story for stocks
Even though the Fed didn’t change rates, the market has tightened, and that has been weighing on stocks.
Buying the market pullbacks
Sudden price declines can be nerve-wracking, but they may provide opportunities for some.
Biotech: Bubble or opportunity?
Despite the recent tumult, our manager thinks biotech stocks may have long-term potential.
Best ideas from five experts
Divergent economies and monetary policy create potential risks and opportunities.
|4 reasons to like consumer staples stocks
Stocks in this sector have historically produced relatively high returns and low volatility.
Harvesting losses: One benefit of a correction
Taking losses on investments may be especially attractive this year—even if you didn’t have gains to offset.
The pros' guide to diversification
How a mix of investments can make a big difference in your long-term investing success.
ETFs for volatility
Minimum volatility funds are one option if you are concerned about the market.
|Where do bonds go from here?
Investors may want to look at corporate bonds and munis for potential opportunities.
Bonds and rising rates
Consider four reasons that slowly rising rates should not worry long-term investors.
A bear for bonds?
Dramatically higher interest rates and sustained losses on bonds appear unlikely.
|Puerto Rico debt woes
The island’s financial woes may drive headlines, but volatility should be contained.
Looking for income
Consider high-dividend-yielding stocks, preferreds, convertibles, and REITs.
|Tax loss harvesting using ETFs
You may be able to reduce your tax bill by using exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
5 trading tips for volatile markets
For shorter-term investors, big price moves can present both risks and opportunities.
The long strangle
This strategy is designed to profit when you expect a big move.
|How to short stocks
Selling short is a trading strategy for down markets, but there are risks.
Straddling the market
Here's another options strategy designed to profit when you expect a big move.
|Retirees: tips for volatile markets
Your portfolio and withdrawal strategy can help you weather ups and downs of the market.
Smart retirement income strategies
How a mix of investments can help provide income and growth potential in retirement.
Safeguard your retirement income
How a "secured income strategy" may help guard against market volatility.
|Create future retirement income
How deferred income annuities can help fill a gap in your retirement income.
Principal protection and growth potential
Two strategies for cautious investors to help balance growth with protection of principal.
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